SIDE DISH

MIXED SPROUTS KURMA

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Sprouts are considered a wonder food because of their high nutritional value. It contains greater concentration of nutrients like Vitamin E, potassium, iron antioxidants and protein. Mixed sprouts like chickpeas, green gram, green peas, peanuts provides added nutritional benefits. This goes well with dosa, idly, chapathi or idyappam. We had this sprouts kurma with steam dosa.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Mixed sprouts –  1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required

FOR GRINDING:

  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Pepper seeds – 5
  • Fenugreek – 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 4 tsp
  • Roasted gram – 2 tsp
  • Cashews – 6
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

METHOD:

1.Pressure cook the mixed sprouts for three whistles adding required water and little salt.

2.Grind all the ingredients under “for grinding” into smooth paste and keep aside.

3.Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and when they splutter add ginger garlic paste and saute well.

4.Add chopped onion and saute until it becomes translucent and add tomato and saute for a minute.

5.Then add all the dry masala and grounded paste along with one cup of water. Stir well until the raw smell vanishes. 

6.Add the cooked sprouts and required salt for the kuma. Cook covered for few minutes in low flame.

7.Switch off when it reaches thick consistency.

8.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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NOTE:

  • Any veggies of your choice can be added to the kurma.
  • Do not overboil the kurma as it sprouts may become mushy.

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