Thursday, November 20, 2008

RM#2 Day 20 - Sprouted Lentils Gravy

Sprouts are very nutritious because they contain all elements a plant needs for life and growth. The endosperm of the seed is the storehouse of carbohydrates, protein, and oil. When the seed germinates, these become predigested amino acids and natural sugars upon which the plant embryo feeds as it grows to maturity. When used as food, the life force is released and supplies the energy which is capable of generating healthy cells in the body and supplying us with new vigor and life. Used as an adjunct to the diet, sprouts can retard the aging process, since they contain ample amounts of male and female hormones, available in their most assimilable form. Processed foods often lack the vitamins and minerals necessary to a balanced diet. Research shows that, in sprouts, one finds one of the foods highest in vitamin and mineral content. Sprouts should, therefore, occupy a prominent place in the diet. This is one of my simple way of preparing gravy with sprouted lentils...


2cups Sprouted Lentils
1no Onion chopped
1nos Tomato chopped
1tsp Fennel seed
1/4cup Grated coconut
2nos Cloves
1nos Cinnamon sticks
2nos Bay leaves
1tsp Chilli powder
3tsp Coriander powder
5nos Curry leaves
Salt
Oil

Grind the coconut with fennel seed with half a cup of water...heat oil in a kadai, add the bay eaves, cinnmon sticks n cloves n fry them until brown, add the chopped onion, chopped tomatoes n curry leaves, once the onion turns transculent, add the sprouted lentils, chilli powder, coriander powder n salt..fry them for few minutes until they raw smell of the powders disappears..


Now add the coconut-fennel seed paste..add enough water , let them cook for a while r until the sprouts get well cooked..

Serve hot with rice, chappathis, parathas!!!!

Sending this delicious gravy to: My Legume Affair - Fifth Helping by Briciole Event started by Susan
                                               JFI - Sprouts host by Ammaluskitchen
                                               Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth.

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26 comments:

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. nice idea... healthy one...

siva said... Reply To This Comment

Hi how are you all beautiful foods

siva said... Reply To This Comment

sorry previous message tappa type panniten. All the dishs are nice priya

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice and helthy gravy delicious recipe priya thanks for your lovely comment for my cake recipe priya

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks gr8 and sounds healthy.

Dibs said... Reply To This Comment

fennel and coconut adds a great flavour to currys and kumas. This one looks yummy. Have some awards for you :-) Do pick them up.

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

This is my fav... I love to have this with Dosa and idly, I should give it a try looks delectable...

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

today i made the same curry yaar..but in that i added brinjals..

urs looks spicy n yummy

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds healthy dude.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Gal sprout Kurma :) Sounds tasty Priya

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

This is so healthy looks yumm

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

woww.. sounds like kurma to me.. sapadnum pola iruku. kuruma panni romba naal achu.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy.Looks delicious. will try and then get back :D

Sagari said... Reply To This Comment

healthy curry priya , gravy looks deleciousssss

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

What a delicious coincidence, I just posted sprouts with Noodles.Sprouts gravy must be great with parathas:)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious...

Sharmi said... Reply To This Comment

looks like the kala chana gravy I make. hmm yummy.

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

I can't have enough of sprouted lentils. This curry looks super-delicious, Priya.

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Like sprouted lentils, masala paste u have used is very different to me, will try this sometimes.

miss v said... Reply To This Comment

i like this. i've been looking for a new gravy recipe for thanksgiving....

karuna said... Reply To This Comment

i love anything that has coconut in it. yummy

veggie belly said... Reply To This Comment

oh my gosh this looks so rich and yummy! I love sprouts and will defenitely be trying this curry. bookmarked!

raaji said... Reply To This Comment

We always have the plain spouts witha dash of lemon juice for our bfast......never made it this way...love to try....

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

healthy & delicious curry and I never made this way..will try soon..some awards r waiting 4 u tp pick up..so come by soon

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for leaving ur kind comments...

Simona said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tasted sprouted lentils, so I am intrigued. Thanks for participating.