Friday, September 14, 2007

Roasted Broccoli

This is the preparation method that changed my Broccoli-hating husband into one that gobbles them up without any persuasion from me. Before that, he used to only eat them (unknowingly, of course) when I chopped them into an unrecognizable state and added them to Vegetable Noodles or my Tofu Scramble recipe.

This is a simple recipe with just a few ingredients and the oven roasting gives the broccoli a crispy texture that it tastes almost fried.



Broccoli – 1 large, separated into florets
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt and Pepper - to taste


1) Pre-heat oven to 425F

2) Toss broccoli florets with salt, pepper, chilli powder and olive oil till well coated.

3) Spray a baking sheet with some oil and arrange the florets as a single layer and roast them in the hot oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges turn brown.


  1. mmm..yummy! super easy and no clean-up...

  2. Lavanya,

    I love roasted Broccoli, its tastes good. I also add sea salt it makes it even better

  3. looks so crisp, nice & quick way to make broccoli :)

  4. Lavanya...this looks so yummy..simple , neat n tasty !

  5. OMG I love brocolli and picture looks so yummmmmmmmmmy..:)

  6. Prefer to eat cauliflower than this. Nice recipe, laavanya. Viji

  7. I like broccoli. Must try this sometime.

  8. I love broccoli but never tried having them this way. Must remember to do so the next time.

  9. I never taste broccoli but my sister love broccoli. This is very nice and simple but crispy and healthy dish of broccoli. We serve as side dish in party also.

  10. Lovely... even I am learning the art of baking stuff that is traditionally fried. Will try this next :-)

    Made your ammini kozhukattais and they turned out beautiful.

  11. Thank you Rajitha.

    Sreelu, I'll keep that sea salt tip in mind. Thanks.

    Richa yes - it's also a good way to get some warmth in the house now that fall is here! :)

    Thank you Pooja and Siri.

    Viji, I don't remember liking broccoli the first time i tasted them but it grew on me. Maybe roasting them will change your mind like it did for my husband? :)

    Thank you Asha.

    TBC and Cynthia, I hope you try - you won't be disappointed.

    Kajal - thank you! Good to know that your sister likes this and i hope you get to try broccoli sometime soon.

    Raaga - true and since it's healthier too instead of frying, makes us feel good eating it. Very happy to know that you tried the ammini kozhukattai and liked it. Thanks for trying and the feedback.

  12. I love brocoli.
    The roasted brocoli looks super

  13. mmmm...yummy.....I love steamed broccolis too...but now that they are roasted....taste would be too yummmmmm :-)

  14. This is one of my fav ways to make broccoli! I also roast cauliflower too.

  15. I have a broccoli-hating husband too and this looks like something he would love!

  16. i love brocc,so healthy, will try it this way!

  17. Broccoli is my fav. Next time will try this.
    Thanks :)


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