Showing posts with label grains. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grains. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sprouted Moong Chutney Powder

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
"Necessity  is the Mother of Invention"
This holds good in the field of cooking. And if you are a mother of a fussy child who hates eating healthy food, then you have to keep on inventing and reinventing the recipes to feed your child a good food. I come in that category and always think and plan of making new food which includes the best ingredients and which my younger daughter never likes to eat. I have already one Chutney powderr in my blog.
I prepared this chutney powder because my daughter hates to eat sprouted Moong. Last week, when I prepared Moth gravy and tried to feed her, she was so upset and started crying loudly. That was the time, I thought of making this chutney powder(Because of the event going on in my blog, my mind is more  alert for new ideas).
And then again I thought adding few more grains other than only moth.
Tried to take the photo with perfect cube, could not because the chutney powder is very dry :-)
So here comes the tastiest and healthiest chutney powder which goes very well with chapati, dosa, Idly, hot rice, bread and what else!!!

Ingredients :

Mixed moong - (Green moong, Moth, green and brown chana, Soya bean, Cow peas, dry green peas and any grain that can be sprouted) - 250 gm
Curry leaves - 15 to 20 leaves
Garlic - 10 to 15 cloves(if small, 6 to 8 if they are big)
Dry red chilly powder - 1 tsp or
Dry red chilly - 8 to 10
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar 1 tsp

Method :
Soak the grains in the water in a big vessel(it should cover double the grains) for at least 8 to 10 hours.
Drain the water.
Tie in a cloth or the way you keep the moongs to sprout.
Sometimes, I tie in the cloth or I keep it in a colander with proper cover.
Allow the grains to get little longer sprouts. It may take only one day in Summer or 2 days in winter. If keeping for two days, keep on mixing the grains every 6 hours. Otherwise it will start stinking.
Once the sprouting is done, keep the grains under the sun to dry. It takes again one more day in summer, and 2 or more days in winter.
You will get nice crispy grains once its fully dried.
Dry roast the grains till you get nice aroma on a low flame, as green moong, or small size moong takes less time to roast and bigger grains take more time.
When cold, add all the other ingredients and grind into a fine powder. 
Adjust the seasoning.
The aroma makes you feel like eating it just like that(I did it :-)  )

Sending this to two events:

One is My event 
A brain child of Pari.
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Another is
event from Ammalu's Kitchen
which is started by  The well seasoned cook .

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Soya beans Salad

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Soya beans!!! Healthiest beans for every one. Many people do not like to have it in beans form But there are many ways to get it into your stomach. You can make it flour and add it into wheat flour. You can have soya chunks or soya granules.
Soybeans belong to the legume family and are native to East Asia. Whole soybeans are an excellent source of protein and dietary fibre. Soy protein is the only vegetable with a complete protein... Read more 

I love it (Again me!!!!   ) in any form, as usual. But, this salad is really quick and healthy and tasty!!! My sister in law (Kavita) who stays in Sharjah, loves this salad from me!! When ever I ask her what she wants me to make for her, her first choice is always this salad. So this is for her!!

Soya beans - 1 cup, soaked for 8 hours and boiled till soft
Carrot - 1 big, cleaned and chopped into fine cubes
Capsicum - 1 medium, cleaned and cubed
Onion - 1 medium, cleaned and cubed
Mayonnaise - 2 to 3 tbsp(if you do not like Mayonnaise, add hung curd! it taste great!)
Pepper powder - 1 tsp (avoid this, if you are giving it to kids)
Salt to taste. 
Fresh coriander - 1 tbsp chopped (or even Parsley will taste good, if you like the flavor)
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Add 1 tbsp of chopped green chilly for spicy taste.
Put  everything in a big bowl and mix it properly. Keep it in a fridge for some time before you serve. 
Munch it in the morning, or in the after noon or in the evening. Or have a bowl of this salad as a dinner!!! 
It gives justice to any time!!!
Sending this to two events,
Divya at  Dil Se..'s  Show me Your Wholegrains! event :

Madhuri's   Serve me Some... > Serve me Some…Salads event

Hope all of you will enjoy this healthy salad,

Keep Smiling,

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