Apr 26, 2013

Sprouts and Palak

Reposting the recipe as entry to Only Cooking with Legumes event at Nalini’s Kitchen. A great event started by Pari Vashisht at her blog Foodelicious

You need

  1. Mixed sprouts or mung bean sprouts – heaped, 1 cup
  2. Palak leaves – wash in several changes of water, drain, chop and measure – 3 heaped cups
  3. Onion – chopped, 1/4 cup
  4. Garlic – 1 clove, crushed
  5. Tomato – chopped, 1/2 cup
  6. Green chilli – 2
  7. Root ginger – chopped – 1 tbsp
  8. Salt – 1 heaped tsp
  9. Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  10. Oil – 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp
  11. Jeera – 1/2 tsp

To Assemble

  1. Pressure cook mixed sprouts or mung bean sprouts for as much time as needed to be just cooked. The cooking time will depend on the bean. Set aside, for pressure to release. Alternately, if you are using only mung bean sprouts, just steaming them for 3-4 minutes would be good too.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan or kadhai.
  3. Add in this order, each at a 30 second interval – garlic, ginger, green chilli, onion and tomato. Add salt, let the tomatoes mush up. DSC_00358
  4. Add chopped palak leaves. Toss the palak well in the pan, let it wilt and cook for about 2 minutes. DSC_00394
  5. Cool and grind to a smooth paste.
  6. To the same pan, add 1/2 tsp oil, Sizzle jeera in it.
  7. Tip in the palak puree and the cooked sprouts, add garam masala. Check for salt, add more if needed. DSC_0041_thumb9
  8. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, switch off cover and let flavours mingle for 10 minutes or more. DSC_0042_thumb4
  9. Serve warm with a lime wedge if you like, as accompaniment to hot phulkas or steamed rice. Yum. SmileSprouts and Palak - Double Healthy


Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious and yummy

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a healthy,nutritious and delicious food.

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Healthy and with great nutrients. What a perfect dish we will adore with a plate of rice.

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