Wheat Rava Kichidi

February 27, 2008

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of wheat rava
  • 4 teaspoons of yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of urad dal (black gram dal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of channa dal (bengal gram dal)
  • 3 nos red chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hing (asafoetida)
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1 small cup of mixed vegetable (carrot, beans, peas, turnip)
  • 1 onion(cut into small pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon of cooking oil
  • Salt for taste

Method

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  1. Fry wheat rava and yellow moong dal in a pan for 2 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of cooking oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dal, channa dal and red chillis. Let the mustard splutter.
  3. Add hing and curry leaves.
  4. Add cut onion and other mixed vegetables and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add 2 1/2 cups of water and enough salt and boil it.
  6. Add wheat rava and stir it continuously.
  7. Transfer the mixture from the frying pan to a bowl.
  8. Pressure cook the mixture for 15 minutes.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any chutney and sambar.

Some Quick Tips

For Rava kichidi, do not put the contents directly in the cooker. Just as you make rice, add some water in the cooker and remove the contents from the frying pan and transfer it in a vessel and place it in the cooker. Allow a whistle to come and sim it for 10 minutes.

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Sprouted Green Gram Sundal

February 24, 2008

Ingredients

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  • Sprouted Green gram – 1 cup
  • Salt – as required
  • Carrot – 1/2 ( cut into small pieces)
  • Raw mango – 1 small piece( cut into small pieces)
  • Onion – 1 small( cut into small pieces)
  • Green Chillies – 2 nos (slit)
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Few Coriander leaves
  • Grated coconut – 2 or 3 teaspoon for garnishing
  • Rye – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cooking oil – 1 teaspoon

Method

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  1. Boil sprouted green gram with enough water and salt
  2. Boil it till it gets cooked (should not be too soft or too hard).
  3. Add 1 teaspoon oil in a cooking pan.
  4. Allow mustard to splutter in the oil.
  5. Add green chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  6. Add cut onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked sprouted green gram and saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add cut mango and carrot pieces and saute for a minute.
  9. Remove the cooking pan from the burner and add lemon juice
  10. Stir the contents well.
  11. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves and serve.


Sprouted Green Gram Vada

February 24, 2008

We all love to munch snacks. For people who are dieting or those who have diabetes, there is no way that they can have the regular snack food such as samosa, cutlet and chips.

Sprouted Green Gram Vada is a good substitute for all junk food. You can have this Vada once in a while probably when you read a book or watch your favorite movie on television. 🙂

Ingredients

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  • Green gram sprout – 1 cup
  • Red chillies – 2 or 3
  • Hing (Asafoetida powder) – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – as required
  • Curry leaves(kadi pattha) – few
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Cooking oil – for frying
  • Cut onion – 1 small cup
  • Gram flour(basen) – for binding 3 or 4 teaspoon

Method

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  1. Grind sprout, red chillies, hing and salt coarsely without adding water.
  2. Add 2 to 3 teaspoon of gram flour to the ground mixture and stir well.
  3. Add cut onion, curry leaves and coriander leaves to the mixture.
  4. Wet your palms and take some batter into the palms. Press the batter till it gets flat and round.
  5. Fry the vadas in oil till they become brown.
  6. Serve hot with any chutney or with sauce.

Some Quick Tips

Even Palak leaves or shredded cabbage can be added to the sprout batter to enhance the taste of the dish


Sprouted Green Gram and Fruit Chaat

February 23, 2008

Ingredients

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  • A selection of fruits like pine apple, apple, orange , pomegranate, grapes.
  • Green gram sprout 1 small cup
  • Sliced cucumber 1 small cup
  • Chaat Masala 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar (optional) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Kala Namak (Black Salt) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Fresh cream (optional) 1 small cup

Method

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  1. Wash and cut fruits into small pieces. Pomegranate pearls are to be separated from the membrane. Orange and pine apple are to be peeled and sliced.
  2. Take a serving bowl and place all the cut pieces of fruits, cucumber and sprout in it.
  3. Mix the contents.
  4. Add Chaat Masala, Kala Namak(black salt),sugar(optional) and pepper powder.
  5. Mix the contents well.
  6. Add lemon juice.
  7. Again mix the contents well.
  8. For enhancing the taste, add fresh cream.

The salad can also be served along with lunch and/or dinner.Roughly you can take 1/2 fruit of orange,apple and pomegranate and 1/4 fruit of pine apple per person.


Sprouted Green Gram with Cabbage and Green Peas – Quick Main Course Meal

February 17, 2008

You can mix sprouted greed gram with a combination of vegetables. This way sprouts become palatable. I tried Sprouts with Cabbage and Green Peas and let me tell you it tastes yummy.

Here is the recipe for you to try:

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of Sprouts
  • 1 cup of Cabbage and Green Peas
  • 1 or 2 Onions
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3 Garlic Flakes
  • 1 tsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 1 tsp Shahjeera (Caraway Seeds)
  • 3 or 4 Red Chillies
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil

Preparing the Masala Paste

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Grind raw Tomato, Onion, Garlic Flakes, Jeera, Red Chillies and coriander leaves into a fine paste in a mixer.

Preparation Method

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  1. Add the sprouts in a cooking vessel, add some salt, enough water and allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
  2. When the sprouts get partially cooked, add cabbage and peas to it.
  3. Allow the sprouts, cabbage and peas to cook till they become soft. Keep this aside.
  4. Pour 1 tsp oil in a cooking vessel, put shahjeera and allow it to splutter in it.
  5. Add cut onions and fry them till they become soft.
  6. Add the masala paste and saute till you get a nice aroma.
  7. Then add the cooked sprouts, cabbage and peas.
  8. Add some more salt if required
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Sprouted Green Gram Soup – A Healthy Appetizer

February 17, 2008

Sprouted Green Gram is something which you will like to have during any time of the day. It is very easy to make and appeases hunger very well. Since this soup contains no corn flour and toned milk ,it has less calories.

Here is the recipe for you:

Ingredients

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  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3 Garlic Flakes
  • I small piece of Ginger
  • 2 tsp Sprouted Green Gram
  • 1 tsp Fresh Cream ( Optional)
  • Salt and Pepper for taste
  • 1 small cup of toned milk

Preparation Method

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  1. Add chopped ginger, garlic, onion, tomato along with the sprouted green gram in sufficient quantity of water in a pressure cooker.
  2. Allow it to cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the pressure cooker from gas burner and allow the ingredients to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Grind the ingredients in a mixer.
  5. Pour the contents from the mixer in a cooking vessel.
  6. Add some water to dilute the contents from the mixture.
  7. Add salt & pepper depending on taste.
  8. Allow the contents to boil for 5 minutes.
  9. Add one small cup of toned milk and boil for 2 minutes.
  10. Garnish the soup with fresh cream and serve hot.

Some Quick Tips

Vegetables like cabbage, carrot,beans, cauliflower or palak leaves can be added before cooking the ingredients

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Say Good-Bye to Diabetes with Sprouted Cereals

February 17, 2008
Sprouted Cereals has always been one of the top foods to loose weight because they are rich in protein and fiber and above all they fill your stomach quite well.

Did you know that Sprouted Cereals is the best natural medicine to control excessive blood sugar too?

Try eating sprouted cereals three times a day and notice the miraculous effect in 7 days.

Making sprouts is very easy and inexpensive.

You can make sprouted cereals out of green gram, Chick Peas, Horse Gram and Fenugreek Seeds.

Quick Steps to Making Sprouts

  1. Soak the desired cereal for 8 hours in water.
  2. Drain the water using a drainer sieve and retain the drained cereal in the sieve overnight
  3. Next day you notice the sprouted cereals.

Note: Some cereals like Chick Peas will take more time to sprout after draining of the water.

Preserving Spouted Cereals

As it is very easy to make sprouts, instead of soaking huge quantities at a time, small quantities of 250 gm can be soaked once in three days so that you do not fall short of sprouts any time.

Make sure you keep the sprouted cereals in an air tight container and keep it in the fridge.

I am sure you must be wondering how one can eat raw sprouted cereals all the time. I agree it is not palatable.

Steamed sprouted cereals taste better but not that great to have them as it is.

No worries…. This blog presents you with a variety of recipes using sprouted cereals.

Watch out the next few posts for recipes using Sprouted Green Gram.