Brussels sprouts curry recipe |Indian style

Recently I’m obsessed with curries and chutney. We Indians are fond of food and have seen a variety of vegetables in our town. Though everything is available here (in the Indian stores) sometimes it is not enough.

I easily get bored with repeated curries or food. Hence I keep trying something new. After trying Hagalakaayi GojjuWatermelon Rind Chutney & some other Instant Pot Indian recipes I decided to try something out of vegetables that are especially available in the US.



For the first time, I tried Brussels sprouts curry and it turned out surprisingly delicious. Hence today I’m sharing the recipe of Brussels sprouts curry.

When I first saw the Brussels sprouts they looked like mini cabbages. This vegetable belongs to ‘Cabbage’ family and is edible to eat. Because of its popularity in Brussels, Belgium, these mini cabbages got the name Brussels sprouts.

After some research, I got to know about the rich health benefits of Brussels sprouts. However, I was not sure how to use them in my cooking because I’m not a fan of roasted Brussels sprouts.

Please note these are not the sprouts which we get by soaking grains. Brussels sprouts are one of the vegetable types and can be grown, cook and eat.

I have tried Pulao and curry with Brussels sprouts and both were delicious.

Before going to the recipe, let’s see the health benefits of Brussels sprouts.


Health benefits of Brussels sprouts;


  • Rich in Vitamin C:  Brussels sprouts are rich in Vitamin C which is a strong antioxidant helping to reduce chronic diseases.
  • Rich in minerals and fibers: Fibered food helps in digestion. The body uses minerals to perform many functions thus keeping it healthy.
  • Fewer calories, high nutrition: Brussels sprouts are perfect for people who are looking for low carbs food.
  • Reduces constipation: Fibers in Brussels sprouts helps to clear the motion thus reducing constipation problems.
  • Fights diseases: Helps to fight heart diseases, cancer, and brain problems.


Now you know the benefits of Brussels sprouts, let’s look into the recipe.




Brussels Sprouts: 1 bunch (8-9)

Onion: 1 Medium size

Tomato: 2 small

Green Chilli: 2

Chilli powder: 1 tablespoon

Homemade spice powder: 1 tablespoon

Turmeric: 1/2 tablespoon

Cumin seeds: 1/2 tablespoon

Mustard seeds: 1/2 tablespoon

Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

Water: 300 ml


Brussels sprouts Curry recipe;


  • Wash the Brussel sprouts thoroughly and cut them into small pieces. Since they are little hard, be careful while chopping.
  • Chop onion, tomatoes & Green chilies and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan, add oil. Once the oil is hot add sesame & cumin seeds.
  • Once sesame seeds start spluttering add onion and saute until they turn golden brown. Add green chilies before adding tomatoes.
  • Then add tomatoes and saute for another minute.
  • Add turmeric, Red chili powder, Homemade spice powder & salt. Mix everything well and saute until dry masala smell evaporates.
  • Add enough amount of water. Since Brussels sprouts get thicken with the water, the more you add the more is good.
  • Add Brussels sprouts and mix well.
  • Cover with the lid and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Keep mixing in intervals so that Brussels sprouts cook well.
  • Once the curry is done you can see the softness in Brussels sprouts. You can also check with the fork. If the sprouts are still hard cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the curry is done it can be eaten with Roties & Chapathis.



Homemade spice powder recipe:

  1. Fry 2 tablespoons of Split Bengal Gram (Chana Daal), 2 tablespoons of a split black gram (Urad daal) and 2-3 dry red chillies until all the grams turn golden brown.
  2. Turn off the stove and let the mixture cool down completely.
  3. Grind this mixture to a very smooth powder.
  4. This spice powder can be used as an ingredient for any curries, sambar and chutney. It can be stored for a longer time.


Step by step procedure of Brussels Sprouts Curry (Indian style):


1. Wash the brussels sprouts using tap water.



2. Remove the head and chop Brussels sprouts into small pieces.



3. Cut onion, tomato & green chillies as shown in the picture and keep aside.



4. Heat a pan, add oil. Once the oil is hot add Sesame & cumin seeds. Wait until Sesame seeds splutter.



5. Add onion and saute until they turn golden brown. Then add green chillies and tomatoes. Saute until tomatoes turn soft.



6. Add all the spices as shown in the picture. Mix well.



7. Wait until all the spices are mixed well and the dry spice smell evaporates.



8. Add water to this mixture and let it boil.



9. Now add chopped Brussels sprouts into the pan and mix well. Close the lid to cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.



10. Periodically keep mixing to make sure all the brussels sprouts are cooked well. Brussels sprouts curry is ready when the sprouts are cooked soft.



Tip: Once you turn off the stove add little Lemon juice to make the Brussels sprouts curry to make it bit of tangy

Have you ever tried any recipes from Brussels sprouts? Let me know. If you have never tried Brussels sprouts try this recipe and leave your opinion in the comment section.

49 thoughts on “Brussels sprouts curry recipe |Indian style

  1. shravmusings says:

    Let me try it out Sanjota

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Bexa says:

    I really like brussel sprouts so this would be the kind of thing I would really enjoy! Thank you for sharing the recipe, it looks so healthy and delicious! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome 🙂

  3. Woah!!! Those little cabbages are so cute… Though I am not sure that we would be getting Brussels easily here 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s how I reacted when I first saw them ? I guess they might be available in big supermarts like More or Big Bazar. Though I have never seen them.

  4. Sudip Saha says:

    Seems to be high in nutritional value. Can you please share the local name for Brussel sprouts?

    1. Hackytips says:

      They are originally from Brussels. I don’t think so they have a local name. Maybe some supermarts in India sell them.

  5. Looks interesting and the recipe sounds doable. Let me try them out.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Sure! Let me know how it turns out.

  6. I will have to try this. I just started eating Brussel Sprouts.

    1. Hackytips says:


  7. chaddden2001 says:

    As much as I’m not a fan of sprouts, my family loves them so I may make this as a treat. Thanks for the post.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  8. Shnooks says:

    I really hate Brussels sprouts but I will concider trying your recipe as it surprisingly looks so yummy ? plus I really love Indian spices ? so I will definitely try this one out ?

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s good to hear. Indian food will never disappoint you 🙂

  9. Andrew McKoscielecky says:

    Ohh I have Brussels at home. I was looking for some recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome! 🙂

  10. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of information online. I really want to try this recipe this festive season.

    1. Hackytips says:

      If you are fond of Indian food then you will love this 🙂

  11. Heather G. says:

    I absolutely love this recipe!!!! I added Brussel sprouts to my life about two months ago and are always open to trying new things with it!

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s good 🙂

  12. Renee Theresa says:

    Looks great!! We recently deep fried Brussels sprouts- they were good but held the oil too much! Will try this!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh! I never tried that…

  13. I’ve recently re-tried brussel sprouts as an adult and I found them surprisingly delicious! I’ll have to try this one. Thanks!

    1. Hackytips says:


  14. I will have to try this. My husband loves Brussels and I like curry so it seems like the best of both worlds! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome!

  15. Telia Teanna says:

    Im not a big fan of Brussel Sprouts, but this looks really good!

  16. Danielle says:

    This looks so good. I love brussel sprouts.

  17. Lauren says:

    I love Brussels sprouts! Always looking for new ways to enjoy them. I’ll have to try this. Thank you.

  18. I love Brussels sprouts although I have never tried with curry. Seems interesting.

  19. momelite2 says:

    This looks amazing! I love anything curry.

  20. Lisa says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of brussel sprouts sadly, but this looks like an interesting dish for people who do love them!

  21. Madel Bais says:

    Love this! I pinned this also on my boards. I love curry by the way…

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  22. just thinking of brussel sprout makes my mouth water…..this must be delicious…..

    1. Hackytips says:

      It is. Good to know that Brussels sprouts also has fans for it 😉

  23. Tech blog NG says:

    lol. Great share! I have so many recipes borne out of mistakes

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh! I can guess about your cooking now 😀

  24. Blair villanueva says:

    Your recipe looks delicious. I will do this recipe for this weekend.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you.

  25. Miss Zesty says:

    I am at my mom’s house for vacation and I love cooking for her… I am so going to try this for her

    1. Hackytips says:

      Whoa! Great way to celebrate Christmas with mom 🙂

  26. Emilio Marcos Sierra says:

    Oh wow this curry looks amazing! Thank you so much for an easy recipe guide

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome.

  27. Even if I don’t like this recipe, I’ve understood how energetic it could be.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha! It depends on individual taste.

  28. aisasami says:

    This looks yummy! I haven’t had a burssel sprouts and I want to try them!

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