With spring in the air, everyone is looking for reasons to fire up that grill. Here is a great way to incorporate Indian flavors into this nutty vegetable – and a meat alternative for the BBQ fanatic vegetarians.
By Shuchi Mittal
Tandoori Brussels Sprouts
A healthy, quick and yummy BBQ alternative to meat
- Author: Shuchi Mittal
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 50 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- 10–12 brussels sprouts, washed and halved
- 4 tablespoons thick yogurt
- ¾ teaspoon coriander powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Chat masala to sprinkle (optional)
- Mix the yogurt will all the listed spices, except the oil, and marinate the brussels sprouts in this mixture for 2-3 hours. Even better if you can leave it overnight. Make sure it’s in an airtight container.
- Once ready to grill, line them on a greased baking tray. Brush the tops with more olive oil and bake at 400 degree F for 30-35 minutes, or till they are browned and par cooked (with a little crunch left over).
- Skip the baking and line them on a grill if you are taking it all outside. Nothing like cooking them on a BBQ, and they will cook much quicker – in approx 10-12 minutes.
- Put on a skewer and serve hot with a mint chutney.
Shuchi cooks with the heart of a poet. Banker turned chef, she runs the 29. Private Kitchen in NYC focusing on social tasting events, dining experiences and small-scale private events. Using simple & wholesome ingredients, she likes to re-invent homemade Indian flavors into modern tapas & small plates. Her dream? To cook, feed, write, and eventually open her own communal dining cafe - with a published recipe book on the stands.