Friday, August 28, 2009

Hot Sprout Chaat.




We all know how healthy sprouts are, but I always forget to soak them. So now whenever I make any of the lentils, I always soak extra. That takes care of the forgetting part.

Personally both my husband and I do not enjoy raw sprouts. We love it slightly sauted and spiced up. So I usually make it as a "garam chaat" or hot bowl of sprout salad. Its quick and great for packed lunches too. Rich in proteins and vitamin C sprouts are an excellent food choice and the possibilities to cook with them is endless.

Add it to curd to make raita
Add it to wraps or sandwiches.
Add it to a salad.
Boil it and stuff it in paranthas.
well I guess I have opened the pandoras box, we have to just keep looking.

So here is the quick recipe I made
You will need:
  • 1 cup Black chana sprouts.*
  • 1 cup Green Moong sprouts.*
  • 1/2 red sweet onions diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp chopped green chillies.
  • 1/2 tbsp of butter
You have to :
  1. Heat the butter in a saute pan.
  2. Add the chopped green chillies. Add the onion and saute.
  3. Once the onions turn transparent, add the diced tomatoes. Saute.
  4. Add the sprouts along with the spices. mix everything up, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the cover and saute on high for another 2 minutes or till any excess water dries up.
  6. add the lemon juice.

* To make sprouts: Soak lentils like green moong, black chana, black eyed pea in water overnight. Drain the excess water and tie it up in a cloth or a paper towel. keep the cloth or towel wet and keep sprinkling water on them till you see the small shoots coming out. Store in the fridge.

Enjoy.

2 comments:

Priti said...

This is so gud...I will try..looks yum

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