Stir-fried broccoli with coconut

This quick spiced vegetable dish is inspired by the fresh flavours of south India and can be made with all greens

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 151
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 7g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0g


  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 tbsp fresh or dried curry leaves
  • a pinch chilli flakes
  • 4 red onions, thickly sliced
  • 100g ginger, shredded
  • 800g thin-stemmed broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100g/4oz fresh or frozen grated coconut or 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • juice 2 limes


  1. Heat the oil in a large wok or saucepan set over a medium heat. Toss in the mustard seeds followed by the curry leaves (if you are using dried curry leaves add them later on with the broccoli) and chilli flakes. Swirl everything around until the leaves stop spluttering, then add the onions and ginger and fry for 3-4 mins over a high heat.

  2. Stir in the broccoli (and dried curry leaves if using) and continue frying over a high heat until just tender, stirring all the time. Scatter over the coconut (if you are using desiccated coconut, soak it in hot water for 5 mins before tipping into a sieve, draining away any liquid, and adding to the pan at the end of cooking), stir to mix and sharpen with the lime juice.

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