Brussel Sprouts are very important nutritionally since they are one of the top providers of vitamin C, They provide Vitamin C more than twice as much as the same weight of orange.
So let us see what are Brussel Sprouts. I have been cooking it for a long time but came to know its name in English and its nutritional value now only when I googled for it. They belong to the cabbage family and can be called a miniature version of a cabbage. It is much same like the kalakkos (in Tamil) which we get in supermarkets in Chennai. I do not know about its availability in other cities
In Germany they are available through out the year in Frozen Food Section. But I usually prefer the fresh ones which comes only during the season. We all like it.
Here goes the recipe of Brussels Sprouts Curry
Brussels Sprouts - 1/2 Kg
Onion - 1 Big (chopped)
Tomato - 2 medium sized (chopped)
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 t.sp
( I used homemade curry powder - 1 tb.sp (gives a little thickness to the curry))
Oil - 1 Tb.sp
Mustard Seeds - 1 t.sp
Urad Dal - 1 t.sp
Try to choose as far as possible small & thick Brussels Sprouts. Wash & halve them lengthwise. Heat oil in a pan & when the oil is hot add the mustard seeds & urad dal allow it to pop. Add the onions & tomatoes. When the tomatoes are cooked add the halved Brussels Sprouts and cook covered on medium for about a minute or two. Add the chili (curry) powder & salt. Mix it a little & cook covered till it is done. Stirring in between. Do not over-cook it. Let it be little bit crunchy.
Serve as a side dish for rice or chapathi.
And this post is going to the contest Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes hosted by Sangeeth of Art of Cooking Indian Food