Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sprouted Kala Channa and Okra Masala


I always use lot of sprouts in my day-to-day cooking. Sprouts are very good for health. They are rich in digestible energy, bioavailable vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins (Source :Wiki).

I made slight variation to usual okra masala by adding sprouted channa. This tasted delicious with rice and chapathi.

Ingredients :

1. Okra - 2 Cups (Cut in to 1 inch pieces)
2. Sprouted Kala Channa - 1 Cup (Cooked with pinch of salt)
3. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
4. Tomato - 2 (Finely chopped)
5. Red Chilly powder - 1.5 tsp or adjust to your taste
6. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
7. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
8. Mustard - 1 tsp
9. Coconut - 1 tbs
10. Cashew - 2 (Whole)
11. Salt - Needed Qty
12. Yogurt - 1 tsp (Optional)
13. Oil - 1 tbs
14. Coconut milk - 1/2 Cup



Procedure :

1. Add little oil on a pan along with cut okra. Fry well. Keep it aside.
2. Now, add remaining oil. Splutter mustard.
3. Add onion and tomato. Fry well.
4. Add okra, cooked channa, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
5. Mix everything together. Medium the flame. Close with a lid. Stir occasionally.
6. Once the contents get cooked well, add coconut milk.
7. After 5 minutes on a medium flame, add ground coconut and cashew.
8. Wait till contents get thickened.
9. After it gets cooled down, add 1 tsp of yogurt (Optional).
10. Serve hot with chapathi, poori, Naan, rice, etc...

This goes to Priya's "Let's Sprout" Event and MLLA # 25 hosted by Siri, an event started by Susan.



26 comments:

Aparna S Mallya said...

Looks delicious with all that fibre from the grains.

Guna's kitchen said...

very healthy recipe.. never tried sprouted seeds with veggies.. nice thought... really all ur recipes are very healthy .. very happy to follow ur blog... keep posting healthy dishes.. wil sure everyone try dis

Kairali sisters said...

That is an unthought combo Nithu..Looks yummy..

aipi said...

healthy n yum.. nice recipe

Satya said...

delicious okra masala ...looks healthy n tempting ..lovely combo

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priti said...

hey great combo...gud idea....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks fantabulous and amazing...drooling dish ..okra nad kala chana both r my fav...

Kamalika said...

HI Nithu how r u??? lovely dish....new combination for me...sounds very healthy...

Sayantani said...

thats a great way of using sprouts in vegetable dishes. I often add them to mixed veggies and pumpkin curry. will try this one next time. looks really tempting.

Mano Saminathan said...

Though Ladies finger with chenna sprouts is a rare combination, the photograph confirms that this curry is delicious!

kitchen queen said...

delicious and lovely and healthy combo.

Yummy Team said...

Healthy and delicious preparation with okra and sprouts..Nice recipe, Nithu..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Very healthy.... YUM!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely and healthy combo!

divya said...

looks fabulous and amazing ..drooling dish ..wht a tempting pic..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is an unusual and wonderful looking combo.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Interesting combo..I love both the ingredients and surely will try it !!

Priya said...

Healthy, unique and fantastic masala, thanks for sending Nithu..

lecker and yummy recipes said...

Thats a different and new combo ! iam sure it wud have tasted delicious !

arthi said...

healthy and yummy combo!!looks delicious Nithu :)

sonu said...

this is really new and healthy combo..looks gr8 ...

Shama Nagarajan said...

thats a yummy combo

Krishnaveni said...

healthy and delicious one, great

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

healthy & nice recipe!!

PS said...

hi nithu, what a fab dish.. you have wonderfully combined okra with sprouted channa. looks great..

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