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Simple Brussels Sprouts Fry

Brussels Sprouts are leafy green vegetable and they look like a small cabbage bud. They are rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are rich in vitamin A and C and said to contain sinigrin, which protect against colon cancer. Learn more about Brussels sprouts from Wikipedia or here. Today I have prepared a simple fry in Indian style which can be served with rice and sambar or rasam or even as a salad with chapathi. Do not over cook the vegetable since it will become too soft and releases an odour which some people may dislike. It is not ideal for people with thyroid dysfunction to eat this vegetable on a regular basis, although a reasonable intake once in a while wouldn’t hurt.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

No. of servings: 3 to 4

Spice level: 2.5 out of 5


  • Brussels Sprouts – 1 lb (about 450 gram)
  • Green Chilies – 4
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Split urad dal – 1 tsp
  • a few curry leaves (6 to 7)
  • Red chili powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
Method of Preparation:
  1. Remove any discolored leaves  on the outside and trim the stem of Brussels sprouts.
  2. Wash and soak them in salted water for 5 to 8 minutes to get rid of any dirt and insects’ eggs.
  3. Now boil water in a sauce pan and add a big pinch of salt.
  4. Drain and add Brussels sprouts and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and let it cool for sometime. Cut into halves.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add urad dal and curry leaves.
  6. When urad dal becomes golden brown add chopped green chilies and give it a stir.
  7. Add halved Brussels sprouts and reduce the heat to less than medium.
  8. Sprinkle some chili powder and cumin powder and gently stir everything together once. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sprouts are soft.
  9. Brussels sprouts are ready to serve.


  1. liked the desi recipe of brussel sprouts.. quite different!

  2. Very nice presentation, looks so.. Inviting, following U..