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How to Make Delicious Broccoli Curry? 

Broccoli curry is one of my favorite vegan curries as it is delicious, nutritious, and works great in the main course or side dish. If you love broccoli, then this broccoli curry recipe will be one of your favorite dishes. Broccoli curry is an excellent example of how tasty vegetarian foods can be. Even if someone dislikes broccoli, they will surely love to have it. This curry is incredibly appetizing that only takes 30 minutes to prepare fully. 

I tasted this broccoli curry dish many times and decided to add it to my cookbook and knew it had to be share with you! It is a bit spicy with a delicious combination of coconut milk; what a delightful combo! But, before we go down to the recipe, let’s know how nutritious and healthy broccoli curries are.  Also, try Broccoli Fritters and Vegan Broccoli Cheese Casserole.

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What Are The Health Benefits of Broccoli?

Broccoli is a green vegetable that is mainly known as a miniature tree. It is closely related to cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts. You can find three types of broccoli in the shop such as calabrese broccoli, sprouting broccoli, collard greens, and purple cauliflower. It is mostly a nutritional powerhouse that is fully packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.  

Broccoli got a reputation as a superfood that contains a good wealth of healthy nutrients that can support and boost human health. Broccoli got an excellent source of vitamin A, C, E, K and has a good amount of B vitamins, including folic acid. In addition, it is packed with fiber, protein, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, selenium, and magnesium. 

 

  • Broccoli contains multiple potent antioxidants that can support our body’s healthy cells and tissues all over the body. 
  • It can offer multiple health benefits, including reduced cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, oxidative stress, and chronic disease development. 
  • It contains several bioactive compounds that can give an anti-inflammatory effect to our body.   
  • Multiple researchers have found that broccoli can protect against some cancers like breast, bladder, kidney, gastric, and prostate.  
  • Eating broccoli can reduce different types of heart risks and prevents heart tissue damage. 
  • Broccoli can support bowel regularity and healthy gut bacteria that can promote healthy digestive health and prevent constipation. 
  • Multiple studies have found that bioactive compounds in broccoli have a protective effect on brain tissue that can reduce neural inflammation, brain injury, or toxic exposure. 
  • A compound sulforaphane that is found in broccoli can help our body to slow down the aging process. 
  • It can help our body to maintain healthy bone structure and can prevent joint disorders. 
  • Broccoli has vital nutritions that can help to support a healthy pregnancy. 

 

Coconut Milk Nutritional Benefits

Coconut milk is a fresh white milky substance that comes from the flesh of mature brown coconuts. It can benefit our health in various ways, like weight loss and lowering cholesterol levels. That is why coconut milk has gained popularity among the healthcare community as a replacement for dairy milk. Coconut milk is a good option for vegans and people suffering from lactose intolerant and those who want to avoid consuming dairy milk. 

Coconut milk can be both thick or thin creamy textures. Thick milk has more fat than thin milk so that you can choose the milk based on nutrient benefits. In traditional cookings, thick coconut milk is used for making desserts and thick sauces. On the other hand, thin milk is used for making soups and thin sauces. 

Coconut milk is packed with several vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, E, folate, protein, calories, carbs, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, and selenium.  

  • Coconut milk can stimulate energy through heat production that can promote weight loss.
  • It is enriched with essential nutrients that have antioxidant properties that can boost our immune system. It can help our body to avoid free radical damage like aging and tumor growth. 
  • Maintains a healthy nerve, bones, and muscle function system.  
  • By intaking coconut milk, you can improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 
  • People who drink coconut milk can make our skin moisturize, protect against skin damage, and improves oral health. 

How to Mince Garlic?

  • Get a large chef’s knife and cut out the root end of the garlic. 
  • Gently tap the garlic clove with a glass or jar to peel off the garlic.
  • Take out the peel using your fingers. 
  • Use the knife’s edge to cut thin vertical slices into the garlic clove, leaving it attached with the root end. 
  • Carefully turn the knife to cut the garlic in horizontal slices through the center of the garlic clove by keeping it attached at the root end. 
  • Keep the slices crosswise to mince the garlic into small dices. Continue chopping it until you get the size of minced garlic you require.  

Notes

  • 3 garlic cloves should bear at least 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. 
  • You can not replace coconut milk with coconut milk drinks or sweetened cream of coconut. 
  • I will suggest you use a pot that can hold 3-quart or 3-liter of liquid that will be easier for you to stir and cook. 
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Broccoli Curry Ingredients

  • Broccoli 
  • Coconut oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Curry powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

How To Make Broccoli Curry 

  • At first, wash the broccoli, cut it into florets, and set it aside. 
broccoli florets being washed
  • Heat the oil in a nonstick pot or saucepan over medium-high temperature. Add chopped onions, minced garlic, and grated ginger and stir it for 3 minutes to soften the mixture. 
  • Add some curry powder, cumin and cook it until you get fragrant. It will take continuous stirring for about 1 minute.  
broccoli curry cooking in spices
  • Stir in broccoli and mix it with spices. Add coconut milk to make it to a simmer.
  • Cover the saucepan and cook it until the broccoli florets are tender and juicy. It will take at least 8 minutes to cook perfectly. 

What Can I Serve My Broccoli Curry With?

  1. Brown Rice
  2. Cilantro Lime Quinoa
  3. Gluten-Free Vegan Flatbread
  4. Garlic Rice
  5. Turmeric Coconut Rice

Other Vegan Broccoli Recipes To Prepare

  1. Tofu Broccoli Skillet
  2. Broccoli Hummus
  3. Vegan Broccoli Salad
  4. Vegan Broccoli Rice Casserole
  5. Curry Quinoa Broccoli

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 233 kcal / 974 kJ
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Carbs: 11.8 g

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Instructions

  1. At first, wash the broccoli, cut it into florets, and set it aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in a nonstick pot or saucepan over medium-high temperature. Add chopped onions, minced garlic, and grated ginger and stir it for 3 minutes to soften the mixture. 
  3. Add some curry powder, cumin and cook it until you get fragrant. It will take continuous stirring for about 1 minute.  
  4. Stir in broccoli and mix it with spices. Add coconut milk to make it to a simmer.
  5. Cover the saucepan and cook it until the broccoli florets are tender and juicy. It will take at least 8 minutes to cook perfectly. 
  6. Serve immediately over rice, or quinoa
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.