- submitted by Dahlia on 04-03-2008
(Moong Sprouts Curry, Green Gram Sprouts ki Sabzi)
Sprouts are one of the popular protein packed food that have been part of Indian cuisine for many years. More than eating the grains by itself, sprouting them improves its nutritional value considerably. The protein content, fiber content and vitamin content increases drastically when a grain sprouts. I have already shared the recipe for Sprouts Salad which can be made with fresh sprouts. In case if your sprouts have been for a couple of days, it is better to cook it and consume them. This will prevent from food poisoning. Here I have shared a curry made with homemade mung sprouts. It tastes excellent with chapatti and with white rice.
Green gram dal sprouts - 1 cup
- Onion - 1
Garlic - 2 cloves
- Tomato - 2
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
- Corriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Coconut milk - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
- Oil - 1 tblsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
- Curry leaves - 6-7
Cilantro - for garnish
- Heat oil in a pan, splatter the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
- Add the onions and garlic and saute it till the onions sweat.
- Add the sprouts and fry it for 2 minutes.
- Make a puree of the tomato and add it at this stage along with chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
- Let this cook for another 2-3 minutes until the tomato paste and the masala is nicely cooked. Sprinkle few drops of water to avoid the masala from sticking to the vessel.
- Add the coconut milk and required water and let it simmer for 5- 10 minutes.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or roti.
- Health conscious people can skip the coconut milk.
- Small onions taste better than big onions.
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