Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables. I used to read about it in books and cookery magazines and wonder how it tasted. When I came to Malaysia, I was thrilled to see it everywhere we went – in the supermarket, at the pasar malam or night market, in the wet market and all the dinners or restaurants we went to. I love it and Ranita hates it, so we have come to a compromise- she eats the almonds and I eat the broccoli!
1 head of broccoli, cut into flowerettes; 2 tbsp flaked almonds, lightly roasted in the oven at 50 Centigrade for 3 minutes; 3 flakes garlic, minced; 1 small onion, chopped fine; salt & pepper to taste; oil for cooking.
Soak broccoli in salted water (enough to cover the broccoli and 1 tsp salt) for 10 minutes; Drain. Heat a wok and add 1 tbsp oil. Stir fry the minced garlic and chopped onion till transparent. Add the broccoli and stir fry on high heat for 5 minutes. It should be crunchy and not soggy. Add pepper and salt to taste and throw in the almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish. Tastes good and supremely easy to make.
I am an Applied Psychologist with a post graduate degree in counseling and guidance. Over the years I have specialized in Obesity Counselling Services using food to reach out to the community. It is a great way to connect with people as food has an incredible impact on health.
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