Double Mustard Brussel Sprouts, a Tart Indian Side Dish

The other night I made a somewhat elaborate cauliflower curry from my Moosewood vegetarian cookbook. I liked it, but it had an awful lot of cauliflower for my taste. I had been planning on making an eggplant dish to accompany it, but when eggplant proved to be ridiculously pricey, I decided to go for brussel sprouts instead. I couldn’t find the perfect recipe, so I experimented and came up with this unusual, mustardy recipe. If you want less kick, use olive oil instead of mustard oil, but I personally enjoy the unique flavor of the mustard oil. Enjoy!

Double Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs brussel sprouts
2 tbsp mustard oil (or, olive oil- but you lose the double mustard punch)
1/2 tsp melted ghee (or more- for additional rich, sweet flavor)
1 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garam masala blend of your choice
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
8 curry leaves, fresh (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut stems off brussel sprouts and slice them in half, horizontally. Mix all remaining ingredients except for the curry leaves. Place brussel sprouts on roasting pan or cookie sheet with a rim and ladle oil mixture over them, mix the brussel sprouts until thoroughly coated. Bake for about twenty minutes. Take out of oven, Turn over sprouts, mix in curry leaves, and put back in oven for 5 to 10 more minutes.

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