Saturday, August 9, 2008

Vegetable and Mixed Sprouts Salad ~ A Meal in itself!

After sprouting all those beans and berries, the next thing that happened was the Salad. You wonder how I landed myself with a bowl of Salad, after all that talk about not liking it. Well thanks to Athamma, who decided she got to make something with all those stuffs we had sprouting. She came up with a salad that was really yummy and yummy! Well on asking what went in and being told that she sautéed them, no wonder it tasted great! But it sure was great as such. You wont' believe if I tell you, that we have prepared it twice again. But this time, I said we will do it without sautéing or par boiling the vegetables. But whatever, one bowl of this is enough for a proper dinner!

Whatever bean it is, we are used to making sundal out of it. Or a gravy. Gravy reduces the pressure of making something for the dinner separately. But you can go for the Sundal on its own. Whichever way is left to you. Since our dinner now has become two chapatis with subzi, it doesn't give us room for something before that. I wonder when this has become the pattern. I remember all those years when we didn't have any concerns on what's eaten and had 1 or 2 snack breaks in between. Not just us, but the kids are the same. Konda doesn't eat anything. Not even any savory or sweets. Its just been a year or so, since she started eating chocolates, when she was a toddler, she hardly touched any chocolate. Do girls start having such consciousness at this young age? I don't know!

Anyway coming to the salad, let me note down both the ways!

Sautéed Vegetables with Mixed Sprouts

Carrot - 1
Beetroot - 1 small
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 medium
Sprouts of moong, chickpea, Pea, Black eye pea, Wheat berries - each handful
Salt to taste
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish.
Oil - 1/2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Sprout the beans and berry in the method mentioned in the Sprouting process.

Since Wheat berry is hard, pressure cook for 1 - 2 whistle.

Par boil carrot and beet for 1 whistle.

Moong, Peas, Black Eye Peas can be added raw. If chickpea is not soft, you can pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Chop Onions and tomatoes. Heat pan with oil, sauté onions for 1- 2 mins. Then add all the sprouts and vegetables. Stir it well.

Then finally add the tomatoes and chili powder, salt. Cover and cook for 5 mins. You need not get them soft.
Raw Vegetables with Sprouts Salad.

With the same ingredients mentioned above, just pressure cook wheat berries. Rest of them can be added raw.

Instead of chili powder, add green chilies and crushed cumin seeds. Add a tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of lime juice. Toss everything together and allow it to rest for 15 mins before serving.

Both the versions came out very well.

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Shreya said...

So healthy, and great combo. The recipe is great, and I can believe that it tasted yum!:-)

karuna said...

tht is a nice healthy, wholesome salad.

Uma said...

Wow, so many healthy ingredients! The salad looks so delicious and tempting.

Sangeeth said...

very healthy indeed valli...gonna try this soon...

Cynthia said...

This is such a colourful and delicious looking creation.

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Nidhi said...

You have got a lot of healthy ingredients put in together. Looks nice too.

Trupti said...

Salad looks very delicious and healthy too

ushaprashanth said...

That's a great recipe for the ones who wanted to become lean!!!

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