July 20, 2009

Pumpkin & Whole Masoor dal Sprouts Stew

I’ve never tried sprouting whole masoor dal and when I saw Indira’s(@ Mahanandi) post, I wanted to give it a try. After about 2 days of soaking/draining/rinsing & sprinkling, I had beautiful sprouts.
The recipe for this sweet & tangy sambar type stew is from my dear friend V. Her original recipe used brown chickpeas and was little liquidy, I made it more like a stew. Simple with very few ingredients, but very very tasty. It gets better as it sits.


Ingredients:
Whole Masoor dal sprouts – 2 cups
Pumpkin – 3 cups, chopped
Tamarind Paste – 2tbsp
Jaggery (or light brown sugar) – 2tsp (or per taste)
Sambar powder (home-made or store-bought) – 2tsp (or to taste)
Salt – to taste

For tadka:
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1tsp
Curry leaves – 6-12
Hing – pinch

Method:
  • Add 4 cups of water to sprouts; bring them to a boil, then reduce the flame and simmer until they are 3/4th cooked through, about 5-10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, microwave pumpkin pieces with a pinch of turmeric and salt until tender (but not falling apart), about 6-8 minutes.
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add the tadka ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter add the pumpkin & sprouts. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then add tamarind, jaggery, sambar powder, salt and 1cup water (or more if you want a more sambar like consistency). Cover and simmer till it reaches desired consistency.
Enjoy with steamed rice (or with rotis).




This lentil stew is off to MLLA-13 (My Legume Love Affair event) being guest hosted this month by lovely Sunshinemom (@ Tum Yum treats). MLLA is the brainchild of Susan @ Well Seasoned Cook.





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13 comments:

  1. Wow this looks so good! Healthy delicious stew!

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  2. Hey!! This looks yummy!
    I have never tried pumpkin with Massor! Its a healthy combo.

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  3. what a healthy dish..looks yummy n nic pic..

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  4. Hi! I have used sprouted masoor in my cooking but never like this. Thanks for sharing dear.

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  5. wow... looks soo delicious... gr8 click!

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  6. ummmm yummy beautiful click and healthy recipe yum yum.

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  7. Healthy stew. Looks great. Lovely click.

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  8. Too much I say... You have tempted my tasted buds and eyes too much. ;) simply superb pics and dish.

    BTW what camera do you use???

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  9. healthy and yet so beautiful! pumpkin and masoor dal is a combo i have never tried.

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  10. You are so creative Pavani! indeed a delicious combination!

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  11. Sprouted dal and Punpkim combo looks delish!

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  12. Gr8 combo.It looks so delicious.

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  13. This is a new combination for me. I haven't had sprouted masoor either. Thanks for sending this to be showcased at MLLA 13, Pavani!

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