SPROUTED MUNG BEANS AND METHI DHAL/CURRY




I prepared this simple dish from some left over mung bean sprouts I had after making a salad. I added some methi leaves and some seasonings and it was totally delicious. It went well with rice and rasam. I have kept the preparation very simple without adding any powders. If needed, sambar powder and chili powder can be added to this dhal for additional taste.


INGREDIENTS:

  1. Whole moong dhal or mung bean sprouts, 1 cup.
  2. Methi (fenugreek) leaves, 1 bunch.
  3. Medium-size red onion, 1.
  4. Green chilies, 1-2.
  5. Garlic, 1 clove or garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon.
  6. Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon.
  7. Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon.
  8. Asafetida, 1 pinch.
  9. Salt as per taste.
  10. Curry leaves and chopped cilantro for garnishing.
  11. Turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon.


PREPARATION:

Wash the mung bean sprouts. Remove the methi leaves from the stems and rinse them to take out the dirt. Dice the onion and green chili finely and crush the garlic coarsely. Take a pressure cooker or a pressure pan and put the washed mung bean sprouts, greens, diced onions, chilies, crushed garlic, curry leaves, turmeric powder, salt as per taste along with some water just enough to cover everything. Pressure cook for about 10-15 minutes up to 3 whistles. When the pressure is released, mash the content with the back of the spatula. Meanwhile heat a small pan with 1 teaspoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the cumin seeds, asafetida let them fry for 30 seconds and switch off the stove. Add the seasonings to the dhal and mix everything well, garnish with chopped cilantro, and serve hot with idlis, dosas, rotis, or rice.

45 comments:

Soma Pradhan said...

Oh this is quite different and very very nutritous...

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh wow!!! I love sprouted beans..Such a yummy and healthy curry...loved it..

Vrinda said...

Sounds like a healthy yummy combo,Gita...looks yumm

Astra Libris said...

Such a beautiful dish! I love how the mung beans keep their wonderful green color even after being cooked!!

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice dish.

அண்ணாமலையான் said...

Sounds like a healthy yummy combo,

Tina said...

Sounds healthy...

Kanchan said...

even I prepare this healthy Dal quite often, easy to prepare !

Sushma Mallya said...

Easy and very healthy,love such simple healthy dishes...

Pari said...

Health packed meal Gita.Simple and so nutritious ..that's what you need in the diet.

priya said...

such a healthy and yummy curry...looks so tempting, dear!

shanthi said...

Diffferent , healthy and yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

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Malar Gandhi said...

I just love this curry' mine is still lying in the draft...we make it bit diff' tho'...

Very healthy curry to go with rotis.

Hari Chandana said...

WOW!!.. looks soo delicious.. healthy too.. Awesome recipe.. :)

Vaishali said...

I just made a trip to the Indian store and have all these ingredients on hand, so I am going to try it for sure. Methi leaves are a big hit in our home, and I love any chance to cook with whole moong.
A very happy new year, dear Gita. Hope you're enjoying the holidays.

Padma said...

Healthy and delicious curry.

Prathibha said...

very healthy one dear..lovely combo of ingredients

Cham said...

Delicious and healthy dish- never made it!

kothiyavunu said...

wow!!same pinch i did the sprouted mung beans for today's lunch!!ur curry looks delicious & healthy!!

Gulmohar said...

Sounds yumm and healthy..Love sprouted mung so I will like this curry too...:-)

Priya said...

Such a healthy curry, looks delicious...Definitely should give a try...thanks for sharing Gita..

Parita said...

New and a different combo!

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi gita,wish you & your family a very happy & a prosperous new year filled with lots of happiness,peace and love always

Malar Gandhi said...

Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.:)

Shri said...

Delicious and healthy, gita!Thanks for the wishes and wish you and your family a very happy new year!

Yasmeen said...

Adding methi makes it even better,I love sprouts.My best wishes for 2010 to you dear Gita :D

Viki's Kitchen said...

Love that idea of mung bean in curry. I am sure it would have tasted great with roti. Very healthy as well as delicious one da.
Happy New year Gita.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Happy new year Gita darling.....
this is such a healthy recipe....wonderful click dear.. :)

Cham said...

Wishing you and Dear one a Happy and Healthy New Year, Dear Gita!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy New year Gita! dhal looks so comforting and healthy!

Padma said...

Wishes to you and your family a very Happy New Year Gita.

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey gita ..sounds like very helthy dish! Thanks for sharing !Thanks for the comment@ my blog keep visitng ! Happy New year dear!

rekhas kitchen said...

superb what a combination taste great with roti............

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous curry Gita. Sprouts are so healthy and this dish sounds so delicious. Happy New Year!

Abhilash Pillai said...

thank you for the comments Gita. I am feeling beter now.

Sprouted mung is very healthy. I would like to try this.

Rahin said...

looks delicious

Usha said...

This is such a healthy and delicious curry, loved the combination of methi and moong ! A very happy new year to you and your family...

Shwetha said...

I always have leftover mung sprouts that eventually dry out and get brown all over. This is a neat and healthy way to use them up. Thanks for sharing!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an healthy and yummy combo....loving it...

Asha said...

Thanks Gita, I am feeling much much better now, just needed to take the time off! :))

Happy 2010 to you. Great start with sprouted Moong which I love.

Divya Vikram said...

Curry looks nutritious and delicious.

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
Looks yummy and delicious. Wonderful presentation.

Andhra Flavors said...

healthy and new version!

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Gita,
The Daal looks healthy and tempting :)
Cheers and Do visit,
Rachana
rachanakothari.blogspot.com