Broccoli And Cheese
Broccoli and Cheese
Broccoli, Violet Queen and Cauliflower
This is what we use
Broccoli Is Green Cauliflower
The first time I heard of Broccoli was when I was about 12 years old and watching News of The World on DD. It was the only channel we got and was produced by a company called NDTV.
The person in the news was George Bush Sr. He was refusing to meet a group of Broccoli Farmers as he said he hated the vegetable.
That got me wondering about what Broccoli was. I asked my Mom and she answered, "Broccoli is green Cauliflower."
That statement is what always comes to my mind when I see it on the super market shelves now. It is still an exotic vegetable for us Indians and not so easy to come by.
Initially my husband had a few reservations about eating it, but as I kept giving him stranger and more unusual vegetables, he was happy to eat Broccoli.
And once I even found a Violet Queen which for your information is not Broccoli but a variety of Cauliflower. I found that hard to believe but its true.
Given here is one of the simplest dishes you can make with Broccoli and Cheese.
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Here How To Cook It
Ingredients you will need
One head of Broccoli,
Handful of Corriander Leaves,
4 cloves of Garlic,
An inch piece of Ginger,
1 small onion,
one teaspoon lemon juice,
Fresh cheese ,
Salt and pepper to taste.
Method to make it
Take a head of Broccoli and wash it well. Chop the Broccoli into bite sized pieces and keep it aside.
Put a handful of corriander leaves, 4 cloves of garlic, an inch piece of ginger, one small onion and some lemon juice into the blender and add water to make a fine paste.
Add this paste to the chopped Broccoli in a bowl and place it in the fridge. Let the marinade seep in for about half an hour.
Then put the Broccoli in a baking dish, and add grated cheese on top. Now place it in the oven till the cheese melts.
Don't let it over cook or the crunchiness will go. Serve.
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