Monday, November 17, 2008

Sprouting glory!

Here's another recipe on our 'mission - healthy eating' journey.
I thought of this to pack lunch for work. Lately M & I have been on a staple diet of hot chips and 'whatever on the menu' at work. Continuing our attempt to eat healthy, I made this for lunch tomorrow.

  • 2 cups green whole moong sprouts. Soak the moong for a couple of days making sure to change the water twice a day, otherwise you'll end up with a smell that makes the whole thing the least bit appetising!
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 4-5 pods of garlic crushed
  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • for flavour - salt, pepper, sugar, chat masala powder, amchur (dry mango) powder and tomato ketchup - all about a tspn each.
  • Rye bread or wholemeal bread to accompany.
  1. Start by pressure cooking the sprouts, don't overcook them, they'll turn into an unsightly mushy clump. Alternatively, you could microwave them till half cooked.
  2. Heat olive oil in a wok and add crushed garlic.
  3. Saute for a while and add the sliced onion. Saute for a while till done.
  4. Add tomato ketchup and all the powders mentioned above and give it a good mix.
  5. Toss in the cooked moong sprouts and mix.
  6. Serve with toasted bread.

It has an interesting flavour, it's tangy and different. Good for those days when you want a twist in your lunch box :-)

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