Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sprouts in spicy coconut gravy (Mulapicha payaru curry)

I believe in a balanced diet and my anytime favorite protein source is fish. If you ask me what would be the vegetarian equivalent that would tempt me and make me forget fish for a while, without a doubt it will be the sprouts curry that my mom makes. As you know lentils and beans are very good sources of proteins. Sprouting them adds to their nutritional value. Adding coconut and spices to the preparation enhances the taste. My mom used to make this curry very often and we used to love it. You can make it with just one type of sprouts or a combination. I have used four varieties of sprouts here. Hope you will give it a try. I am sure you will enjoy.





Sprouts-2 cups ( I used chickpeas, mung beans, horse gram and black eyed beans)

Eggplant-1 medium (use the Indian/Japanese/Chinese variety)
Potato-1 medium
Cauliflower- ½ cup florets
Shallots-3 small or 1 big
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt

Coconut-1 cup

Cloves-3
Cinnamon-1 inch
Garlic- 3cloves
Ginger- ½ inch
Coriander leaves-a handful
Tomato-1 big
Chillipowder-2 tsp (as per taste)
Coriander powder-2 tsp

Mustard-1 tsp

Shallots chopped-1 tbsp
Oil-1Tbsp

Coriander leaves -2 tbsp for garnishing



Cook the sprouts along with cubed potato, shallots and turmeric until almost done. Cook the eggplants and cauliflower separately. In the meantime grind the second set of ingredients to a very smooth paste and add this to the cooked sprouts along with the cooked veggies and salt. Switch off the stove when it starts boiling. Add the seasoning of mustard and chopped shallots to the curry. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice, chapathi, idli or dosa. Enjoy.

Tips:

1. Make your own sprouts: Soak the beans for at least 8 hours, drain out the water and
    wrap them in a wet cloth and keep aside for a day.
2. Different beans/lentils take different time to sprout. Chickpeas and horse gram takes
    two days. Mung beans and black eyed beans take a day. So plan
    accordingly.
3. You can add capsicum too.

1 comments:

Suja Manoj said...

Mixed sprouts is so healthy and looks colorful too,nice curry dear.

 
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