Friday, 22 July 2016

Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

Sprouted Horse Gram Curry, today I am posting a healthy recipe. We know that horse gram is very good for health especially for those who want to reduce their weight. Here, I have used Horse Gram Sprouts to make this curry which is even more healthy as sprouts are rich in dietary fiber. They say that taking horse gram regularly can even cure kidney stones.

Consuming horse gram may increase heat in your body, so try to compensated by adding buttermilk, cucumber, cumin seeds etc. This curry is very simple to make and goes well with rice, idli, dosa and chapati.

Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

Preparation Time : 15 Minutes | Cooking Time : 20 Minutes | Serves : 4

Sprouted Horse Gram - 1 Cup
Potato - 1 No.
Onion - 1 No.
Tomato - 2 No.
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Oil - 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste

To Grind
Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup.
Chicken Masala Powder - 1 tbsp.

1. Keep all the ingredients ready to make  Sprouted Horse Gram Curry.
a. Pressure cook the horse gram sprouts and potato for 3 to 4 whistles.
b. Slice the onion lengthwise.
c. Roughly chop the tomatoes (I have missed to show the tomatoes in the below picture)
d. Peel the skin of the potato and cut into medium sized pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds sizzle, add the sliced onion and curry leaves. Saute till it turns golden brown color. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till it turns soft. Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and cook till the tomatoes become mushy.
4. Add grated coconut and chicken masala powder in a blender and grind it into smooth paste by adding little water.
5. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add the ground coconut paste and mix it well. Add enough water and bring to boil.
6. Add the cooked horse gram sprouts and potato into the curry. Allow it to cook for about 5 to 8 minutes on a medium flame. Switch off the flame when the curry thickens a little.

Healthy Sprouted Horse Gram Curry is ready to serve. Serve it with idli, dosa, rice, chapati etc.

Health Benefits of Horse Gram
  • Helps in weight reduction
  • Strengths bones
  • Helps to reduce blood glucose level
  • Regular consumption can help to remove small kidney stones.

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