May 22, 2009

Sprouts Curry/ Chat

Sprouts are rich in digestible energy, bio available vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, beneficial enzymes and these nutrients are essential for human health.

Mung beans,we can just eat them uncooked directly or by adding little salt and lime juice or even by cooking and adding some spices. They are a major ingredient in a variety of Malaysian cuisine.
Here in my recipe i used mung beans(whole Moong dal)sprouts.


Mung Bean Sprouts - 1 cup
Chopped Onion - 1 medium
Chopped Tomato - 1 small
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Peppercorns - few
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp ( optional)
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Dried Red Chilli whole - few
Curry leaves
Chopped Coriander leaves
Lemon Juice


Dry roast mustard seeds, methi seeds,dried red chilli, pepper corns, and Coriander seeds till you get nice aroma, and then add coconut and roast it till it gets dry and set aside.

In the same pan, add 1/2 tsp of oil and when it is hot, add hand full of chopped onion and fry till they are soft. And then add them to the Coconut Mixture.

Take a vessel and add the washed sprouts, and add water to cover the sprouts(do not add too much water) put a lid and cook on medium flame till they are half done.

Now add little salt and turmeric to the sprouts and co0k till they are 90% done. In the mean time, put the coconut and onion mixture in a blender and make into a fine paste.

Drain the water( if any) from sprouts and set aside. ( don't throw the water, you could use it in making curry or while making chapathi dough)

Now take a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, when it is hot add remaining chopped onions, few curry leaves and little turmeric and fry till they are soft, then add chopped tomato and cook till they are well cooked.

Now add the onion-coconut paste and fry till the it oozes out the pan.

Now add sprouts, salt and mix well.

Cover it with lid and cook on slow flame for 10 min. and finally add chopped coriander, and lemon juice.

Serve hot with Chapati or Rice.

Serving Tip:

The above recipe is dry and you can eat it as sprouts chat by adding chopped onions and little more lemon juice.
And you can just add the left over water and make into a gravy. ( for this you need to add little more amount of onions, chopped tomato, ginger garlic paste, and finally garam masala too)


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