Friday 23 March 2012

Garlicky Brussels Sprouts

I still remember my reaction when I first saw these tiny green things in the local super market. "Such cute cabbages." I wasn't so experimental with my cooking back then as I am now. Infact, I hardly cooked those days. So I left them as they were.

When we bought and shifted to our own(read decent) kitchen, my experiments started. I bought a bag of frozen Brussels Sprouts. I used to steam and eat them on their own or with a spicy sauce (Tobasco or similar). I really liked them. But then, I got fed up and finished the packet with great difficulty

Cut to present, I bought another bag of frozen Brussels Sprouts recently. Not wanting to steam them again, I decided to try this garlicky stir-fry and instantly loved it. It didn't need any sauce to go with it. It was tasty on its own. It's a quick healthy snack when the hunger pangs strike.

Coming to the nutritional value, these little green beauties are packed with Vitamins A, B, C, K to name a few, Folic Acid and other important vitamins & minerals. They have anti cancerous properties and are low in fat. These properties make it an ideal veggie that's good to include in almost everyone's diet. (Check with a doctor for individual conditions – I am not a nutritionist.)

A word of caution though - you really need to have a taste for these. Not a favourite with many. I am not sure if they are available in India. Any information on that will be useful.

Serves: 1

10 Frozen / Fresh Brussels Sprouts
2 Cloves Garlic - minced
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste (avoidable)

  1. Heat Olive Oil in a pan.
  2. When hot, add the Garlic and fry till it starts changing colour.
  3. Add the Brussels Sprouts, Salt and Pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Cover and cook till they are done, adding little water if needed.
  5. Serve as a snack.
This goes to the following events:

Radhika's Let's Cook #13 - Greens

Srav's Cooking Concepts #8 - Vegan Diet

Kalyani's Holi Fest - Colourful Palette

Krithi's &Denny's Serve it - Stir Fried

Ayeesha's Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy

 Frugal Food Fridays hosted this month by Pigling Bland

Chef Al dente's Gimme GREEN


  1. Lovely dish Swetha.. thanks for linking..
    Btw.. I love the simple and neat layout of ur blog!

  2. I like Brussel Sprouts but only with a lot of spices . you are right Swetha, you really have to develop a taste for sprouts to have this.. am sure this garlic flavour must have been good.

  3. Awesome recipe!! Garlic with brussel sprouts seems to be a great idea...gotta try it! Thanks a lot for linking this wonderful recipe to my event :)

    1. Do try it Rosh. It was really simple and tasty.

  4. I am not much of a fan of brussel sprouts...the only way I like them is with bacon...but yours look really tempting...I am sure adding garlic gave the sprouts that zingggggg :-)

    1. Try adding the garlic next time Suchi. It did give that extra kick.

  5. Quiet new to me !! so interesting and unique recipe !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

  6. Woww!! Brussels sprouts... I knew they are loaded with healthy nutrients... But, I've tasted only once and they were too bitter to my palates... Yours garlicky version looks promising though... Sure to try sometime... Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

  7. My husband loves them but Iam not a big fan of it. Maybe i didnt have a good recipe for that. Your version with garlic and olive oil looks very interesting. will for sure remember this recipe. Thank u Swetha for linking it with Healthy Morsels- Pregnancy, :)


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