Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sprouted Moong with Potatoes


This was a simple delicious and healthy sidedish made by  using sprouted moong and Potatoes .Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten as raw or cooked.

  Sprouts are said to be rich in digestible energy , bioavailable vitamins , minerals , aminoacids , proteins and phytochemicals as these are necessary for a germinating plant to grow. These nutrients are essential for human health.

 The metabolic activity of the resting seeds increases as soon as they are hydrated during soaking. Complex biochemical changes occur during hydration and subsequent sprouting. The reserve chemical constituents such as protein , starch , lipids are broken down by enzymes into simple compounds that are used to make new compounds.

 This stir fry is also an easy way to make kids to eat the sprouts. This is easy to make with the few ingredients.

Requirements :
Moong sprouts – 1 cup
Boiled potatoes – 2
Onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Oil – 1 tsp
Green chilli – 2
Ginger – a small piece
Garlic – 3 cloves
Cumin – ¼ tsp
Salt as required
Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
Coriander powder – ¼ tsp
Garam masala – ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Asafoetida – a pinch

Method :
Take about a cup of moong dhal , wash and soak in water for 5 hours.
Drain out the water and store this in a airtight container.
I stored it at room temperature.
The next moring itself, I saw sprouts.
This can be stored in the refrigerator.
Peel the skin of the potatoes and chop into cubes.
Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Add the asafoetida , chopped onion and chillies , sauté well.
When the onion becomes translucent , add the chopped garlic and ginger , sauté again.
Add in the chopped tomato and sauté for a minute.
Add the sprouts and potato cubes , sauté well.
Add in the chilli powder , coriander powder and turmeric powder.
Add in the required salt and mix well.
Sprinkle little water and cook in medium flame.
I like the crunchy texture of the sprouts , if want to be cooked fully , cook for few more minutes.
At this stage add the garam masala andgive a quick stir and take off from flame.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves , I didn’t use it.

Spicy Moong sprouts with the potato is ready to serve.

Serve with roti / rice.
Note :
This can be used as a filling in the samosa.

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