Sprouts Curry: A Wholesome Dish, Spiced Up
- Team Slurrp
Updated : July 31, 2022 08:07 IST
South Indian-style Sprouts Curry brings the best of health and taste to the table
Sprouts are one of the healthiest foods. But the way it is usually consumed is not too innovative. It is either eaten by itself or at most, used as an ingredient in an elaborate salad. But sprouts can be savoured in other ways too, such as a delicious curry too.
There are several examples of sprouts curry, the one recommended in the recipe below is the South Indian-style Sprouts Curry. The crunchiness of the sprouts is complemented with a tangy and spicy gravy. The Sprouts Curry is made with a combination of black eyed peas and green gram or moong, which is soaked in water, drained, and left to rest for some hours. The sprouts are then cooked in tomato, onions, and a paste of coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and grated coconut, among other ingredints. It is finally tempered with spices, and flavoured some more with a little jaggery.
Health benefits of black eyed peas and gram seeds
Black eyed peas are a good source of calcium, iron, Vitamin A, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, folate, and more. Green gram is said to aid in digestion, is believed to control high blood sugar and high blood sugar, and help in weight loss.
Here is a recipe of Sprouts Curry that will take minimum 15 to 20 minutes to make:
1 cup green gram or moong
1 cup black eyed peas
Red chili powder
2 dry red chilis
A little bit of jaggery
Salt as per taste preference
Wash and soak green gram and black eyed peas in separate bowls for six hours each
Drain the green gram and black eyed peas, and transfer both to a cotton cloth, which should be bound for some hours
Next, cook the sprouts in one cup of water
Grate one coconut
Heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan, add two teaspoons of coriander seeds, one teaspoon of cumin seeds, one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds, 3 to 4 cloves, one cinnamon stick, and 4 to 5 curry leaves, and saute for two minutes
Put the above mixture in a mixie, along with one cup grated coconut, one tablespoon of the cooked sprouts, and some water, and grind together to make a paste
In a pan, heat two tablespoons of oil, and fry the tomatoes and onions, till the onions turn translucent. Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt, and mix
Add the rest of the cooked sprouts, add one teaspoon turmeric powder, one teaspoon red chili powder, and salt, and mix well
Add the paste and mix well
Add two cups of water and bring to a boil
Add one teaspoon of jaggery
In another pan, heat oil put one teaspoon of mustard seeds, curry leaves, white lentils dry red chili, cinnamon and saute
Put the above-tempered spices into the curry
Savour the Sprouts Curry with chapati or rice.