Monday, January 16, 2012

MASALA MOONG SPROUTS


Including sprouts in our daily diet is supposed to be good for health. Eating them raw in the form of
salad often becomes boring. I try to experiment different combinations and here is one of the preparation I relish the most. I have used rasam powder to flavour the dish.....however you can try out many variations like sambar powder, chat masala. In the place of potato you can also try out carrots, corn, macaroni etc etc.

Ingredients:
Bean Sprouts .... 1 cup
Potato .......... 1 ( boiled and cut into small pieces)
Onion ......... 1 ( sliced)
Green chilli .... 1 ( chopped finely)
Coriander leaves ..... Handful
Turmeric powder .... 1/4 tsp.
Rasam powder ........ 1 tsp
Salt .............. to taste
Oil ............... 2 tbsp.
Lemon/lime juice

For tempering :
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp.
Asafoetida ........ a pinch
Dry red chillies ... 2
To make sprouts soak 1/4 cup whole moong in water for few hours. Drain the water and keep them wrapped in a wet napkin for a day, sprinkling the water on it once or twice. If you want the sprouts to grow longer keep them for one more day.

Method:

1. Boil water in a pan with a little salt and put the moong sprouts in it. Give just one boil and switch off the gas. We have to keep the sprouts a little crunchy. ( not over cooked) Drain and set aside.








2. In a pan heat the oil and add the tempering ingredients.










3.When they crackle add the sliced onions and saute until translucent.








4. Add the boiled potato pieces, rasam powder and green chillies.








5.  Stir in the sprouts and squeeze out a little lemon juice. Stir it carefully to mix everything well.

42 comments:

  1. Perfect and healthy food,loved it.

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  2. Nice way of using sprouts. Healthy. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Fast food not Fat food

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  3. wow...completely a new recipe...good!
    Tasty Appetite

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  4. Great way to get your greens down :)

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  5. Healthy and great side dish..

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  6. New recipe...Interesting and healthy

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  7. very healthy and super delicious...thanx for linking it to my event !!

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  8. Very healthy Shobha..delicious

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  9. Very nice and healthy recipe.. you do have a nice place..

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  10. Nice way to introduce sprouts in your diet, very healthy recipe. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

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  11. Healthy and EZ, sprouts are fun to prepare and cook with.

    Thanks for this very fine recipe, Shobha, for MLLA!

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  12. It's sounds yummy., Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try this.

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  13. Amazing and healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing

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  14. after sometime iam back to blog..its happy to see ur yummy blog.. to me its the best cookery blog and u r de best cook& all moms learn cooking from u ...best wishes dear
    shobhaji

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    1. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation Adhi Das.

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  15. I love moong sprouts and the masala version sounds yummy. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

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