July 06, 2009

Sprouted Moong dal & Swiss Chard Sauté

My latest obsession is sprouting. I’ve started to sprout at least two legumes every weekend. This weekend it was masoor dal (whole red lentils) & moong beans. After sprouting, if not using right away, I keep them in an air tight container and they keep well for up to a week.


Ingredients:
Moong dal sprouts – 2 cups
Swiss chard – 1 bunch, chopped fine

For masala paste:
Grated fresh coconut – ½ cup
Garlic - 2 cloves
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilies - 3 (or more to taste)

For Tadka:
Chana Dal - ½ tsp
Urad dal - ½ tsp
Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Dry red chilies - 2
Curry leaves - 6

Method:
  • Grind the ingredients for masala into a smooth paste with little water.
  • Add 4 cups of water to the sprouts and bring to a boil; simmer until they turn tender, takes about 5-8 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a large saute pan; Add the tadka ingredients and once the seeds start spluttering, add the chopped chard. Cover and cook till the chard is slightly wilted, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the ground paste,salt and the sprouts. Cover and cook till the raw smell of garlic vanishes and chard is completely cooked, should take another 5-8 minutes.
Serve with steamed rice or roti. Very healthy and delicious.
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12 comments:

  1. yum, I adore sprouted beans. I have sprouted rice. But, recently I read about sprouted wheat.

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  2. hi pavani,
    yummy looking dish, sprouted moon with greens make a great combo...the masala seems damn good, am sure it'd taste great!
    Enjoy!
    TC

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  3. Hi Pavani.
    Nice healthy recipe. Sprouts are welcome at my place any form cooked/raw plus green veggie -is surely a bonus.Thanks for sharing. My new post is also on greens hope u like it.

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  4. this is interesting combination, never used sprouted dal for swiss chard, sounds healthy!

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  5. Looks absolutely mouth watering. yummy pics and a lovely dish. :)

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  6. Wow, thats a healthy little dish. Good one!

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  7. Looks so delicious! Love sprouted moong dal!

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  8. Looks healthy and delicious... lovely blog!!

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  9. The presentation of that dish is amazing. Very nice photo. It really makes me want to try this dish. It's got an interesting mix of ingredients. Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. Looks delicious! Nice clicks too

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  11. I am a big fan of sprouting too because it sends the nutritional value of foods shooting up into the stratosphere, but I admit I am too unorganized most of the time to plan ahead. But I try when I do remember.
    Love this beautiful stir-fry. What a great idea, Pavani, to combine the moong with leafies!

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  12. Healthy...gr8 combination...

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