Broccoli Curries with Tenderstem®

Making a curry from scratch might seem daunting, but it really doesn’t have to be. We have built up a really nice selection of curry recipes on our website, all of which can be cooked quite simply with a little bit of preparation.

What Curries can You Add Tenderstem® Broccoli to?

One of the best things about Tenderstem® broccoli is that it’s so versatile. Not only that, but it’s a vegetable that can also stand up against big, powerful flavours such as a spicy curry. Tenderstem® is perfect for adding to all kinds of curries, bringing a little crunch, a burst of bright green colour and a healthy portion of vegetables.

You can add Tenderstem® broccoli to almost any curry you are making. Whether that’s one of our own curry recipes that you can find on our website, or even a recipe of your own. You might be making a classic Indian recipe such as a Rogan Josh, or trying a nice Thai green curry from scratch. Either way, you absolutely can add Tenderstem® broccoli to your dish.

When to Add Tenderstem® Broccoli to Your Curry?

Depending on the curry that you’re making, it’s best to add Tenderstem® towards the end of the cooking process. This way, you make sure that the Tenderstem® retains a crunchy bite that cuts through the spice.

Alternatively, you can cut the stems down into small pieces and add them to your sauce earlier, leaving just the florets for adding at the end. That way you get smaller, softer pieces of the stem running through your curry.

Adding Frozen Tenderstem® Broccoli to Curries

It’s a great idea to have some frozen Tenderstem® tucked away in the freezer for adding to a curry you’re making. A super easy way to add a healthy portion of vegetables into your meal, and you won’t need to worry about having to nip out to pick up fresh Tenderstem®.

Why Use Tenderstem® Broccoli in curries?

When you’re making a curry, you’re going to end up with a really flavourful and often spicy sauce. You might serve it up with a naan bread, and almost certainly some rice. Tenderstem® is great, because it adds a crunchy bite to balance out texture and it can also hold up to the spiciest of curries, meaning it will cut through the spice with its own delicious, slightly nutty flavour.

By using Tenderstem® broccoli, you’ll also add a bright burst of green colour to your curry. This will ensure that your curry not only tastes great, but looks great too!

Here’s some of our favourite curry recipes using Tenderstem® broccoli.

Indian Inspired Curry Recipes

Indian-spiced pilau with Tenderstem® broccoli


Enjoy an Indian-inspired rice dish adorned with delicious and nutritious Tenderstem® broccoli with this quick and easy recipe created by Dr. Rupy of The Doctor’s Kitchen. This pilau dish is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, as well as being low in fat, low in saturated fat and a source of protein and fibre.

Tenderstem® broccoli & Bengali Split Pea Curry


This recipe is proof that there’s nothing more flavourful than making a curry from scratch. Vegan friendly and a really healthy option too: full of protein from the split peas and packed with nutrients from the Tenderstem® broccoli.

Chicken Rogan Josh Curry with Tenderstem® broccoli


A real curry classic. This spice-packed Rogan Josh curry will awaken your taste buds. You’ll be amazed that you can make something even better than your favourite takeaway!

Tenderstem® broccoli Biryani


Mildly spicy and very filling, a biryani is ideal as a big family meal. This take on a biryani is aromatic and layered with flavours. Perfect on its own, or served up with some freshly grilled fish or chicken.

South East Asian Inspired Curry Recipes

Thai Chicken, Pumpkin & Tenderstem® broccoli Curry


If you’re one for using seasonal vegetables, this is perfect for the autumn and winter. A combination of pumpkin, chicken and Tenderstem® makes this curry a real winner. With a mild to medium spice level, this curry should be a favourite for all.

Tenderstem® broccoli & Butternut Squash Satay Curry


Another seasonal option here, with this Malay inspired butternut squash and Tenderstem® curry. If you’re a fan of peanut butter, this recipe will fast become one of your favourites. And the green colour from the Tenderstem® really gives this dish a wow factor when you serve it up.

Thai-Style Chicken, Shiitake & Tenderstem® Broccoli with Noodle & Coconut Broth


In this recipe, savoury chicken, shiitake mushrooms and Tenderstem® broccoli sit in a sweet coconut broth. The red curry paste brings that punch of fire that will warm you up on even the coldest nights of the year!

Tenderstem® broccoli, courgette and edamame green Thai curry

This classic Thai favourite is sure to please, combining a plethora of punchy flavours along with delicious veggies and tofu for an adventurous yet healthy dinner. And this is a perfect example of a recipe that may just call for frozen Tenderstem®.

What About Broccoli Side Dishes?

If you’re not looking to add Tenderstem® broccoli to your main course, you could make yourself a nice side dish or starter using Tenderstem®.

Stir-Fried Chilli & Garlic Tenderstem® broccoli

Easy to put together but super rewarding. This tasty dish takes under ten minutes to make from scratch. Healthy, delicious and a great starter or side dish, whatever the cuisine.

Spicy Tenderstem® broccoli Pakora

These Indian-style pakoras are perfect for using Tenderstem® in a side dish or as a starter. You can serve them up with a raita dip or just as they are to dip into your main curry sauce.

Indian-spiced salad with Tenderstem® broccoli, paneer and beetroot


Meera Sodha
has taken inspiration from Rajasthan for this fresh dish. Minimal work but maximum flavour means you’ll come back to this dish again and again – perfect for those looking to take a little adventure in the kitchen.