Sunday, November 9, 2008

Molake hesaru kaalu palya (Sprouted green gram stirfry)

A low calorie recipe after a long time in my blog, but a much needed one. It was treat to tummy during these festive seasons. Entire family enjoyed eating deep fried foods, various kinds of sweets & varieties of side-dishes, main course etc. After eating sooo many dishes, the entire family fell sick :( & everyone was served with only garlic pepper rasam.

We have regained our health back & want to start our normal routine. So.., thought of preparing something healthy & nutritious.

Here goes a slightly different but a nutritious side dish for chapathi/roti & rice.


Ingredients:
2 cups sprouted hesaru kalu (sprouted green gram)
1 carrot chopped (cut into cubes)
1/2 cup cauliflower
1/2 capsicum chopped (optional)
1 onion sliced
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of turmeric
2 green chillis
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cliantro/coriander leaves chopped for garneshing

Method:

  • Pressure cook for one whistle the green gram, carrot & cauliflower by adding little water.
  • Drain the water completely from the cooked green gram
  • In a kadai, add oil. When oil is hot add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add onion & green chillis.
  • Fry the onions, until it becomes golden brown.
  • Add capsicum & dice for a minute or 2.
  • Now add the drained green gram & the vegetables. Add salt & cook for a minute.
  • Finally add the lemon juice & garnesh it with coriander leaves.
  • Palya is ready to be served. Have it as a side dish for rice or roti.
Tips: The drained water from the cooked vegetables can be used for preparing rasam or can be added while preparing soups.

Forgot to mention, I got another lovely award from my friend & a fellow blogger Sukanya. Thanks a lot for giving me this award.


I'm sending this simple & healthier recipe to Veda(Iyengar's Kitchen), who is hosting the Challenge event. Here is a small contribution from my side :)