Ultra crispy and packed with flavor, this Indian style Brussels sprouts recipe will have you licking your fingers.
This rather unique way of cooking and adding flavor to the classic Brussels sprouts is something you will never have experimented with before.
It is a great low-calorie dish that you can put on the table with your Indian curries as a side. Plus, it is vegan and gluten free too.
The recipe is super easy and you will need just a few ingredients and minutes of your kitchen time to put it together.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients to make the Indian style Brussels sprouts
- Oil: 2 tbsp
- Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
- Garlic (minced): 2 tbsp
- Brussel Sprouts (halved): 2 cups
- Turmeric powder: A pinch
- Red chili powder: ½ tsp
- Coriander powder: ½ tsp
- Garam masala: ½ tsp
- Salt: ½ teaspoon or as per taste
How to Make the Indian Style Brussels Sprouts
Once you have all the ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make the Indian style brussels sprouts.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
Add the minced garlic and saute. Let the garlic cook until the aroma of the garlic disappears.
Next, add in the brussel sprouts and saute. Let the mixture cook for 8-10 minutes
Next, add the powdered spices along with salt.
Keep sauteing and cooking the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
Serve hot as a side dish with your regular meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
I kept it simple with just a few simple seasonings and spices for the Brussels sprouts. If you want, you can add in other sliced or chopped veggies of your choice as well.
Team up the Brussels sprouts with some baby corn, bell peppers, mushrooms, or any other veggies that you may have at hand.
Got any leftovers? Just move them to a clean airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 3 days.
You can then reheat them in the microwave or in a pan over the stovetop on medium heat.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Indian Style Brussels Sprouts
While making this dish is super easy, you might want to keep these little tips and tricks in mind too.
- To add a nutty and earthy flavor to the Indian style Brussels sprouts, you can add some gram flour into the mix. Make sure you saute this on low heat, and keep stirring the pan so that the gram flour doesn’t stick to the pan and end up burning.
- Experiment with different spices and seasonings based on your personal taste preference. I like to use peri peri seasoning for a bit of extra heat.
- To enhance the flavors of this Brussels sprouts dish don’t forget to top it with some freshly squeezed lime juice right before you serve it.
- Based on what you prefer, you can choose to keep the Brussels sprouts whole, chop them into halves, dice them into quarters or even just shred them before you use them for the recipe.
- Remember to use the heavy bottomed pan or a cast iron skillet for this recipe. This will ensure that the Brussels sprouts brown up nicely but don’t end up getting burnt or sticking to the pain.
- To balance the spice factor in the dish, you can also add a dash of brown sugar or some honey while stir frying the Brussels sprouts. This will also lend them a nice bit of caramelization.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
These crispy Indian style Brussels sprouts taste great on their own, but if you really want to go the extra mile, you can pair them with a dipping sauce of your choice.
You can also take them up with some Dal and rice or some roti and Paratha to make them a proper meal.
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Indian Style Brussels Sprouts
- 2 tablespoon Oil
- ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- 2 tablespoon Garlic , (minced)
- 2 cups Brussel Sprouts , (halved)
- 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
- ½ teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- ½ teaspoon Coriander Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garam Masala
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
- Add the minced garlic and saute. Let the garlic cook until the aroma of the garlic disappears.
- Next, add in the brussel sprouts and saute. Let the mixture cook for 8-10 minutes
- Next, add the powdered spices along with salt.
- Keep sauteing and cooking the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
- Serve hot as a side dish with your regular meal.