April 15, 2007

Moong Sprouts Bhel

I guess I will dedicate this to my friend Ravi A(Sunray-as he is called), who has been asking me to make some protein dishes. This one provides good amount of protein and you can eat this either for breakfast or dinner with a glass of orange juice.

Sprouts have been described as power foods and a boon to mankind from ancient days. Sprouts bear the largest relative amount of nutrients per unit of intake of any food known to man. They have enough first - quality proteins to be classified as "complete". More importantly, sprouts are totally chemical-free, leave no waste, are delicious when raw and are super low in calories.

You need...

2 cups of moong/green gram sprouts
1 cup murmura (optional)
1/2 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, optional
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp jeera
1 tbsp green chutney
1 tbsp saunf (fennel seeds)
a pinch of ginger powder
1/2 tbsp chat masala
1/2 cup yogurt, sweetend
red chutney, as needed

  1. Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Add jeera, saunf to the oil and let them splutter.

  3. Add chopped onions and cook them until light brown.

  4. Add green chillies, moong sprouts and cook them for a minute or two. If you cook more, they will become hard to eat.

  5. Soak murmura in water for a minute and add them to the above mixture.

  6. Add green chutney, ginger, chat masala and salt and cook everything together for a minute. Remove from heat.

To serve, you can either eat them as it is or you can make behl this way by arranging the cooked moong in a plate, add red chutney and sweetned yogurt (add sugar to yogurt). Garnish with both coriander and sev.

Sprouts are the best "living food". In fact, they are so alive that they are still growing when you eat them.

Our Sunday's breakfast

Source: http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/food/sprout.html


trupti said...

I like the look of your blog...so pretty with the blues, you're so pretty..

Moong daal bhel is such a healthy version of the regular one. I like to add red onions to this one as well...


Lata said...

Thanks Trupti for your comments. Yeah, that's a nice idea of adding Red onions, it never occured to me. I will try that next time.

Kribha said...

A perfect healthy treat. Picture looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.


Million thanks for posting Girl !!!...humm looks delicious ..I wud surely try out the receipe!!

Site looks very appeasing... perfect combi of colours..!!!

Ravi A

Lata said...

Thanks Kribha, I visited your site too and it is awesome.

Lata said...

Anything for you buddy :-) I wish you were here in Raleigh!


.I am on Aurvedic diet these days which suggest to to moong spruts i breakfast. I was adding cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum and a pinch of salt. But this recepi seem so tonge tickling that I can not waito try it.


Can you gve me the recpi for red and green chutney too?

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