Friday, July 18, 2008

Sprouted Moong Sidedish

Foody Chat

This is the first time that I prepared a side dish made of sprouted moong, especially after learning the numerous health & dietary benefits that sprouts encompass. Apart from increasing its protein content when sprouted, they are considered excellent for people who are trying to lose weight.
For more benefits on sprouts & proteins kindly go through the below link, which is very informative.
http://www.sproutnet.com/Press/meat_equivalent_for_vegetarians.htm


Back to the recipe now. We call this "Mooga Ghassi" in Konkani. Make a note of the below ingredients & get in your cooking aprons...

Ingredients
  • 1 Bowl of sprouted moongdal
  • Half bowl grated coconut
  • 6-7 Fried red chilly
  • 2 Tsp tamrind pulp
  • 1 glass of water
  • Salt as per taste

For seasoning
  • 1 Tsp mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves for garnishing
  • 1 Tsp zeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp oil

Method
  • Grind grated coconut, red chilly & tamrind into a smooth masala paste.
  • Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds & once it starts to pop, add curry leaves & zeera & fry for a minute.
  • Add sprouted moong dal & masala to it, add salt, required quantity of water & bring to a boil.

You can make this dish a bit watery or make it dry also by adding the required quantity of water accordingly..

Happy cooking!!!

I contribute this recipe to Sangeeth's Eat Healthy - Protein Rich CONTEST

2 comments:

Sangeeth said...

very healthy indeed...i eat sprouts just like that...may b as a snack sometimes...this recipe is very good and will surely try sometime...thanks for ur entry

Suma Rajesh said...

i too somtimes make sprouted curry adding coconut as it is...luv them to have with peeg...comfort food...kadka on the curry looks yum