Friday, April 15, 2011

Quick sprouted bean stirfry

I was at my local market browsing through the salad area and found a small package of sprouted beans - adzuki, lentil and peas.  Wow, when did they start selling these?  All that protein in a ready made pack.   I brought them home and the poor things sat and sat in the veggie bin for over a week.  Finally one night, thinking they may not survive any longer, I decided to give them a go. 

I wanted to keep the nutrients intact as much as possible, so I decided to give them a quick stirfry.  This is what I did, it took about 15 minutes to get it on the table.  I would serve this as is, or for a more filling meal, serve it as the star course with some crusty naan, yogurt or rice.

  • Heat up some olive oil in a saute pan on medium
  • Do a tarka of mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafeotida, let sizzle and pop
  • Throw in some curry leaves and the package of sprouts... You can also add a tomato if you want at this point
  • Add salt and spices:  turmeric powder, black pepper, cumin powder, coriander powder and some red chili powder
  • Add a cup of water and stir and let cook on medium for 10 minutes
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime

The results were absolutely superb!  This came out just amazing.  It was light and nutty, but at the same time kept me filled for a long time.  I will be looking for these all the time now!

1 comment:

Miri said...

That is one healthy and tasty dish- never thought sprouts could be jazzed up like this!