Sprouts For Dinner: 6 Easy And Healthy Recipes Ready In A Flash
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It's an indisputable fact that sprouts are the most nutritious addition to any meal. Loaded with fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, sprouts become a perfect choice for vegans and vegetarians to add to their meals. Apart from just being an addition to salads and snacks, sprouts can also be the main dish for any meal of the day.

From curries to quick stir fry, there are many ways to prepare sprouts as a main dish. You can pair it with the leftover rice, roti or bread; choices are endless. Not only that, with all the health benefits, sprouts also make the meals flavourful, enjoyable and wholesome.

So, if you are looking for something that prepares quickly, satisfies hunger and provides nutritional benefits, sprouts are the perfect answer. Check out these recipes you can make with sprouts for tonight's dinner.

1) Stir Fried Sprouts

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Make an easy stir fry with sprouts by sauteeing them in oil with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, chopped onions, garlic, tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric, salt, and herbs. Once all the ingredients are combined, put on a lid and let it cook well for a few minutes. Since sprouts take time to digest, it is important to cook them thoroughly before serving. Now you can eat these sprouts with roti, rice, or however you like.

2) Misal Pav

Ever heard of this iconic street food from Maharashtra? Misal Pav is basically a spicy dish made with moth sprouts and is served with toasted pav bread. The recipe starts by pressure-cooking sprouts with turmeric, salt and water until they become tender. For the base of curry, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, tomato and dried coconut are sauteed and blended to a fine paste. Next up, the curry base is sauteed with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, paprika, curry leaves, turmeric, coriander powder, and garam masala until reduced, then cooked sprouts are added to it. The result will be a hearty curry with lots of flavour that you can eat any way you want.

3) Mixed Sprouts Curry

Different varieties of sprouts mixed together give a contrasting texture in every bite. You can throw in different types of sprouted beans like mung bean, moth bean, Bengal gram and so on. First, cook all the sprouts in a pressure cooker to make them tender. Then, create a hearty gravy with a classic tomato-puree base blended with onion and garlic. Add standard spices like chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powder along with some salt. Eat it with rice, roti, bread or toast.

4) Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pesarattu

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Pesarattu is a form of South Indian dosa that is thicker and denser and has a concentrated flavour. Basically, it's a pancake. To create pesarattu with sprouts, blend the sprouts to a fine paste, then mix it with bajra flour, chopped onions, green chillies, coriander, salt and some water to create a runny batter. Make pancakes with this batter using a non-stick pan and enjoy it with Greek yoghurt or chutney.

5) Sprouts Dhokla

Sprouts dhokla is a healthy take to traditional dhokla, where sprouts are blended with spinach and green chilli to create a thick paste. This paste is then combined with besan to form a thick dhokla batter. The batter is transferred to a flat dhokla tray, and salt is added to the top before steaming. As the dhokla steams, the flavour starts to develop, making it denser. This dhokla can be eaten as a snack or cooked with curry.

6) Sprouts Tikki

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Eating tikkis won't remain a guilty pleasure after you make it with sprouts. To make tikki sprouts, sprouts are boiled for a few minutes and blended to a smooth paste. Combine this paste with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves, chilli powder, salt and besan. When the batter becomes thick enough, form tikkis with it and pan-fry with a little oil. You can also air fry or bake it. Enjoy these crispy and healthy delights.