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Monday, 16 August 2010

Sprouted Horse Gram and Cabbage Stir-fry

When Priya announced Sprouted, I was so into this and wanted to participate, as I love sprouting, it makes me feel I am growing something.
Horse gram is something I like using in making Rasams and dry curries which I learnt from my mom, well I have never posted them have I ?, Gosh!, Let's forget about it, and get to this sprouting!, Looks Gorgeous isn't it ?, Getting back to the recipe, This was not something I had planned to make, but the time being a priority in my life way too much, I just had to decide something quick, simple and delicious.


I sprout them in my Sprout maker, which I bought it in India, Its not expensive but a fantastic piece of equipments which doesn't need any old methods making your sprouting a lovely, easy and not tedious experience!!

Take a closer look at my sprouted Horse gram isn't it beautiful?
Here's what I made out of the Sprouted Horse gram and this was a simple stir-fry or Dry curry, delicious with nice warm Rasam/Sambhar with hot Rice and a tsp of Ghee!, or with chapatis.

Here is the Recipe:

1 Cup Sprouted Horse Gram
300/400gms of Cabbage
2 sprigs of curry leaf
4 to 5 tbsp of Freshly grated Coconut
Half a Lemon/Lime
few sprigs of Coriander leaves
A pinch of Asafoetida

2 tbsp of Oil
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1 tbsp of channa dal
1 tbsp of Urad dal
4 to 5 Green chillies
A pinch of turmeric powder

First of cook the sprouted Horse gram in a pressure cooker till one whistle, with 1 Cup of water, Meanwhile when it is cooking chop the cabbage finely.
Take a wok, Heat oil, once it is hot add all the Ingredients under seasoning one by one, Mustard splutters, the dals change colour, adding Green chillies and turmeric colours the oil.
Then add the finely chopped cabbage and Curry leaves and pinch of Asafoetida (When you cut the cabbage just soak them in water or just dip a handful of cabbage and take them out draining all the water, you must be wondering why I telling you all this, or I don remember if I have told you before, it's just that do not add too much water to cabbage but just sprinkle or one dip in the water, drain  and into the wok, in a low flame cooks the cabbage perfectly well).
Mix well and close the lid and allow it to cook, at the same time, when the cooker cools drain the water from the cooked Horse gram (do not throw away the water, this water can be added to the Rasam or Sambhar if you are making to go with this dry curry), add it to the wok, mix well again and allow the cabbage to cook well.
Once the veggies are done well, and the required amount of salt and allow it on the stove for a few more minutes so all the water evaporates.
Then add washed and finely chopped Cilantro/Coriander leaves and fresh coconut mix well and now it is ready to serve.

Take a go on this, try it out and tell me how much you like it.

I would like to write a few things about Horse-gram which I have gathered from Googling/Ayurveda and our Ancestors
Horse gram is scientifically called Macrotyloma uniflorum, Fabaceae.
Horse Gram is called :
Kulith in Marati, Huruli in Kannada, Kollu in Tamil, Ulavalu in Telagu, Muthira in Malyalam.
Energy : 321
Moisture (gms) 12
Protein (gms) 22
Fat (gms) 0
Mineral(gms) 3
Fibre (gms) 5
Carbohydrates(gms) 57
Calcium (mg) 287
Phosphorous (mg) 311
Iron (mg) 7
collected from various sources in Google
They say that Horsegram helps in weight loss, in Ayurveda they say that it has Vata properties that is why it helps in reducing phlegm, helps in cold, cough, body pain and tiredness.  They say it helps in purifying blood so it helps in period realated problems in women, As it is fed to cattle/Horse, that is why they say they keep themselves very strong.  That is why it is good to use kollu in winter so it keeps the metabolism of our body warm during the cold temperatures. They also say that it helps in removing kidney stones.
They say it should not be consumed by pregnant women, as they say it produces too much heat in the body.
As I am not a doctor, I might not have given correct information on the subject, please do consult a good doctor, for more uses and benefits from this gram.
I am sending this to Priya's sprouted event, hope she accepts my entry and she likes it!

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At 16 August, 2010 03:48 , Blogger Satya said...

hi jaya,

i have never prepared any dish with horse gram ... but after seeing ur healthy recipe and its benefits i am tempted to try it..stir fry looks delicious .. using cabbage with horse gram is new to me..thanks for sharing


At 16 August, 2010 05:01 , Blogger Priti said...

Yummy n healthy...nice combo

At 16 August, 2010 08:02 , Blogger RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice combo,I think the sprouts give a nice texture to this stir fry to make the boring cabbage more interesting ;) Nice recipe!

At 16 August, 2010 14:15 , Blogger GEETHA ACHAL said...

LOvely combination....

At 17 August, 2010 05:13 , Blogger Padhu said...

Very nice dish .I too love sprouts for its health benefits .I like your sprout maker very much

At 17 August, 2010 06:30 , Blogger Smita Srivastava said...

Looks wonderful ... thanks for sharing a lovely recipe !!

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

At 20 August, 2010 11:30 , Blogger PJ said...

I have fallen in love with horsegram and try to include them in all forms in our meal.This curry looks fantastic.Will give it a try for sure

At 02 April, 2011 18:03 , Blogger veeanoo said...

Can u pls tell me where u got the sprout maker as i am looking to get one....

At 02 April, 2011 21:47 , Blogger Jayasri Ravi said...

Hi Veenaoo, I bought this sprout maker in India (Bangalore) It's called Everest Sprouts maker, I paid 278/- Rs. around 3 years back


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