Brussels Sprouts, or baby cabbages as I fondly call them, have recently found themselves as a major player in many restaurant menus. Most recipes involve roasting or deep frying the Brussels Sprouts and tossing them with the basics like salt and pepper or with various sweet/savory sauces. I decided to take them to a new “Indianized” level with an interesting combination of flavor and texture. The addition of crushed peanuts, sesame seeds and hemp hearts add an amazing nutty texture to this traditionally soft vegetable.
Ingredients: (6 servings)
Brussels Sprouts – 1 lb., washed, ends trimmed, and sliced thinly
Coriander Powder – 1 Tbsp
Cumin Powder – 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Dried Mango Powder – ½ tsp (Lime or Lemon Juice can be substituted after cooking)
Red Chili Powder – ½ tsp or to taste
Himalayan Salt – 1 ¼ tsp or to taste
Butter – 1 Tbsp
Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 2 Tbsp – (Coconut or Avocado Oil for Vegan Substitute)
Crushed Peanuts – 2 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds – 2 Tbsp
Asofoetida (Hing) – 1/8 tsp
Hemp Hearts – 3 Tbsp (optional)
- In a small bowl, combine Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Turmeric, Dried Mango Powder, Red Chili Powder & Salt – mix well.
- Sprinkle above mixture over thinly sliced Brussels Sprouts and toss to coat evenly.
- In a non-stick pan, heat Ghee & Butter over medium heat.
- Once hot, add Asofoetida, Crushed Peanuts & Sesame Seeds. Constantly stir while allowing them to turn a light golden brown.
- Add spiced Brussels Sprouts and mix well.
- Cover and cook until tender, stirring occasionally and allowing the Brussels Sprouts to caramelize.
- Once tender, uncover, stir and continue cooking to further crisp up (do not burn).
- Remove from heat and sprinkle optional Hemp Hearts, mix well and serve.
Macros per serving:
Fat – 11 g | Protein – 6 g | Net Carbs – 6 g | Calories – 151