Broccoli Rice | Easy Lunch Box Recipes


Broccoli Rice Recipe, How make Broccoli Rice recipe

Broccoli, as we all know one of the healthiest vegetable loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin C, high fiber and has cancer fighting properties. Also good for bone health. And alkalizes the body. There are many ways we can incorporate this nutritious vegetable in our diet, steam it and add it to any salads, stir fry it. Just blanch it and eat it. My recipe here is pure south Indian style Rice dish using Vangi bath Powder.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Servings 2 people


  • 2.5 cup cut broccoli
  • 2 cup cooked rice
  • 3 TBSP oil
  • pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp mustard seesd
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 red chilli broken into pieces
  • little key lime size tamarind soaked in water
  • 2 to 3 TBSP vangi bath powder
  • 1 tsp Jaggery
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt or salt to taste


  • Wash and cut broccoli into small pieces. Have 2 cups of cooked rice ready. spread it on the plate.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough add mustard seeds, once mustard pops add hing, chanadal , and urad dal. Fry it until dals turns golden brown. Then add red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add broccoli, salt and mix it well.
  • Let it cook for few minutes.
  • Once the broccoli becomes tender,
  • Add vangi bath powder, squeeze tamarind juice and jaggery. Mix it well.
  • Let it cook for few minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and add the cooked rice, again mix it and cover ti cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.
  • Turn off the heat and it is ready to enjoy. Ideal for lunch box.