Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sprouted Chickpeas Dhal


Chickpeas are high in fibe and using them in our diet significantly helps in reducing both total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels.So, they are heart healthy food. Chickpeas are low in sugar content and hence it is good for diabetic people. They are very rich in protein. Just a cup of chickpeas provides about 26% of recommended daily intake of protein.


Sprouts are health food as they have a higher source of nutrients. When sprouted, there is an amazing increase in nutrients. Sprouting process increases nutrients and correspondingly decreases calories and carbohydrate content.



Ingredients :

1. Chickpeas (Sprouted) - 1/2 Cup
2. Moong Dhal - 1/2 Cup
3. Thoor Dhal - 1/4 Cup
4. Green Chilly - 4 or adjust to your taste (Slit Vertically)
5. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
6. Tomato - 1 (Finely Chopped)
7. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
8. Mustard - 1 tsp
9. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
10. Oil - 1 tbs
11. Curry Leaf & Coriander - Small Qty
12. Salt - Needed Qty.





Procedure :

1. In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Splutter mustard.
2. Add urad dhal. Fry for a minute.
3. Then add onion, green chillies and tomato. Fry for few minutes.
4. Add moong dhal, thoor dhal and chickpeas.
5. Add salt, turmeric powder and water.
6. Pressure cook till the contents get cooked (4 to 5 whistle)
7. Garnish with curry leaves and coriander.
8. Serve with chapathi, dosa, naan, etc..

This participates in this "CWF - LB : Chickpeas", an event guest hosted by me and started byKiran.



Also, goes to Priya's "Let's Sprout" Event and Simona's MLLA # 26, an event started bySusan



30 comments:

Mahi said...

Simple n healthy dhal..looks good!

kitchen queen said...

lovely and a healthy recipe.

Rachana said...

Healthy and delicious daal!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

truly yum...healthy n power packed nutritious dal

Radhika said...

Never heard of dhal with chickpeas. sounds yumm and healthy

Torviewtoronto said...

Nithu this is simply delicious

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looking Good!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love the addition of sprouted chickpeas :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Comforting Dal recipe...Looks delicious Nithu!!

Kairali sisters said...

Healthy and delicious looking dal with sprouted channa..Beautiful...

sonu said...

new for me..looks superb and healthy..very innovative dal.

Nitha said...

Healthy and easy one.. Love this..

Priya said...

Nithu, what a powerhouse dal you've made!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

மிகவும் அருமையான சத்தான உணவு....சூப்பர்ப்...

Sadhana said...

Healthy dish....attractive pic!!!

Prathibha said...

Loved the idea of adding chickpeas 2 dal...we love kala chana more than kabuli chana...I think I m first time here..

Krishnaveni said...

healthy and delicious dal, great

Jyoti said...

yummt curry..

Priya said...

Protein packed dal..looks fantastic..

Satrupa said...

wow lov the idea of sprouted daal. very very healthy n tasty.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa
http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

An Open Book said...

can have dal in any form..yummm

newlywed said...

Looks delicious... I love chickpeas. Did you sprout your own?

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Looks delicious ,nice event will send a recipe soon

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Preethi Sriram said...

Nice and simple healthy dish dear.

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kavita said...

Thanks a lot Nithubala for visiting my page.Chickpeas are a regular thing in my kitchen ..i loved the recipe and i am going to try this very soon.Once again thanks.

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks simple and wuick recipe..i love sprouted channa...

Sangi said...

wow!super healthy n delicious...

meeso said...

How cute, the sprouted chickpeas look like little minnows :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too love the sprouted channa in the picture,the idea is very cool and sounds very nice!

Simona said...

You convinced me: I must try sprouting chickpeas. I would really like to try this dish. Thanks for another interesting contribution.