Stir-Fried Broccoli with Coconut

This quick spiced vegetable dish is inspired by the fresh flavors of India and can be made with all greens. This one packs a great nutritional punch!

Prep:10 mins

Cook:10 mins
Serves 10


  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 ½ tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tbsp dried curry
  • a pinch chili flakes
  • 4 red onions, thickly sliced
  • 3.5oz fresh ginger, shredded (or 1 tsp powdered)
  • 6 cups thin-stemmed broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 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.
  2. Toss in the mustard seeds followed by the curry leaves (if you are using dried curry add this later on with the broccoli) and chili flakes.
  3. Swirl everything around until the leaves stop spluttering, then add the onions and ginger and fry for 3-4 mins over a high heat.
  4. Stir in the broccoli (and dried curry leaves if using) and continue frying over a high heat until just tender, stirring all the time.
  5. Scatter the coconut over (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).
  6. Stir to mix all, and then drizzle on the lime juice.