Both Matki sprouts and Horse Gram sprouts are highly nutritious, and fairly easy to sprout if you are careful. For these sprouts, I prefer to wrap the soaked lentils/beans in muslin cloth and place in a dark cupboard for 24 – 48 hours, sprinkling with water occasionally.
One way of using the Matki sprouts is to make Misal – a gravy based dish that is often eaten with bread but can be served with rice. The matki sprouts don’t take as long to cook as the horse gram sprouts do – under 15 mins to be soft but with a little texture still. Just how I like it.
Similar dishes include Carrot and Mung Sprout Kosumalli, Sprouts Usal, and Black Gram Sprouts Sundal.
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A lot of deliciousness in a small bowl. Perfect for Navarathri.
I re-read something I wrote years ago, and it hit a chord, so I thought I would repeat it.
The weather is gorgeous and I am so grateful for so many things in my life. From my teachers and mentors throughout my life, to the birds that sing me awake in the morning, the kookaburras which made an unscheduled stop in our neighbourhood, to the gardeners and garbage men who keep things spick and span around this area.
I am grateful for the simplicity and nourishment of food, and of course for the great tastes.
Today I am making a Sundal from horse gram sprouts. Horse gram sprouts are a little trickier to grow – I found the cheese cloth method the best. And they are tough little sprouts so need simmering or steaming before use. They are highly nutritious and worth cultivating.
Read more about Horse Gram (aka Kulthi Bean). It is easily purchased in Indian shops.
Similar recipes include Black Gram Sprouts Sundal, Sprouts Usal, and Sprouted White Pea Sundal.
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Summer is a delightful season for salads, and we should not resist playing with herbs and vegetables and fruits to create exciting combinations and exquisite dressings. This recipe is a salad that brings contrasting textures and a super vinaigrette. It is a Mushroom-Carrot Salad that exhibits gingery overtones via the perfect dressing
Similar Mushroom recipes include Mushroom Salad with Parmesan, Mushrooms a la Grecque, Caramelised Oyster Mushrooms, Grilled Mushroom and Red Onion Salad, and Stuffed Mushrooms on the BBQ/Grill.
If you are looking for similar recipes, try Salad of Sprouts, Mung Bean and Carrot Salad, Moroccan Salad, and Carrot Thoran.
Browse all of our Carrot recipes, all of our Mushroom recipes, and our Salad recipes. We have a collection of Bittman Salads here, our Mushroom Salads are here, and Carrot Salads here. Or be inspired by our Mid Summer recipes.
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Today’s recipe is a kitchari from Maharashtra that incorporates sprouts made from masoor lentils, and which uses Goda Masala. Goda Masala is a spice mix unique to Maharashtra. I should say, one of the several spice mixes unique to that state of India. It is a spice mix that is complex and layered in flavours. There are a whole range of dishes that use it (e.g. Masoor Sprouts Usal), and we intend to make a few over the next weeks.
Goda Masala can be difficult to get outside of Maharashtra – try in North Indian groceries, because those specialising in South Indian ingredients won’t have heard of it. You can try to make your own masala – I generally prefer to do this, but several of the spices used in Goda Masala are hard to find outside of Maharashtra, even in India.
This kitchari is pilaf style rather than the South Indian style which is more porridge-like. It uses the long grained basmati rice rather than the shorter grained rice of South India.
Similar recipes include Moth Bean Kitchari, and Goan Bisibelebath.
Browse other Goda Masala recipes and our Kitchari recipes. There are other sprouts recipes, and browse all of our Maharashtrian recipes. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Or explore our Late Spring recipes.
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A long time ago, an Indian friend sent me a recipe for Masoor Usal – the one that her mother makes. All this time later, I have forgotten who that was. (If it is you, please let me know!)
All I can say is that this recipe is wonderful. Deep comforting flavours, soupy enough to eat with rice, but with the ability to control the liquid if you prefer it as a side dish.
Similar dishes include Mixed Sprouts Usal, and Urad Sprouts in Sesame-Yoghurt Sauce.
Our other Usal recipes are here. You might like to browse other Sprouts recipes, or other Masoor lentil recipes. Take some time and explore all of our Indian recipes. Or simply browse our Late Spring dishes.
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Those little chickpea flour fritters, pudla, with their tangy deliciousness, are on my menu for breakfasts, brunches and snacks quite often. For example, see the Pudla recipe collection.
Similar recipes include Crispy Fried Potato and Onion Strings.
You might also like our Chickpea Flour recipes , and our Chickpea recipes. Or you might like to browse Breakfast recipes . Check out our easy Mid Spring recipes here.
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Urad sprouts are unusual, and here they are in a yoghurt gravy.
This is a dish from Maharashtra in India. Whole urad or muth beans and sprouts are the traditional favorites, but you can also use sprouted chick peas, aduki or mung beans in this dish. Sprouted beans are bursting with nutrition because they are a living, growing food. When left raw, their flavor may be strange to the newcomer. In this dish, however, flavor is obtained without sacrificing the nutritive value of the sprouts.
Similar dishes include Mixed Sprouts Usal, and Masoor Sprouts Usal.
Check out all of the Urad recipes . Perhaps you are also looking for sprouts recipes. Browse Yamuna Devi’s recipes. OR be inspired by our Mid Autumn dishes . You can also browse our Indian Essentials.
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A quick dish, great for when you need to eat healthy but don’t have a lot of time.
Sometimes life throws us curveballs. In such times, it is great to stay intent on what keeps use healthy and focused. Simple and great food that is full of goodness is the best way to go.
Eat well at any time, and lift it to the next level when life is tough.
You might also like to try Black Gram Sprouts Sundal, Sweet Corn Sundal, Adzuki Bean Sundal, Sprouted Green Gram Sundal, and White Pea Sundal. Or you can make a Sundal with du Puy Lentils or some Mung Dal, equally as delicious.
Explore all of the Sundal Recipes, they are all quick and gorgeous. Sundals can also be used as prasadam and neivedyam for Navaratri or Ganesha Chaturthi and other Hindu Festivals. Click the links for other recipes for these festivals. Or explore our collection of Indian recipes. Our Indian Essentials are here.
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Sundals are very easy to make once your base ingredient – usually a lentil or pulse – is cooked. They are often called “salads” but there isn’t really a Western equivalent.
I found some unidentified brown lentils in the pantry, as one does, and so sprouted them. They were difficult to sprout, taking their time indeed. Yet some days later I had a bowl of wonderful sprouts and crunchy lentil bases.
The sprouts were made into a Sundal. Sundals are very easy to make once your base ingredient – usually a lentil or pulse – is cooked unless it is soft enough to use raw. These are quickly sauteed with spices – black mustard seeds, asafoetida, ginger, red and green chillies. Sundals are often called “salads”, and in an Indian context, that is true as they are much lighter dishes than many curries.
You can use any sprouts for this recipe.
You might also like to try Mung Sprouts Sundal, Sprouted White Pea Sundal, Sprouted Green Gram Sundal, and Masoor Dal Sprouts Sundal. Also explore Sweet Corn Sundal, Adzuki Bean Sundal, Sprouted Green Gram Sundal, and White Pea Sundal. Or you can make a sundal with du Puy Lentils or some mung dal, equally as delicious.
Explore all of the Sundal Recipes, they are all quick and gorgeous.
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Simple and spicy, sundals are delicious no matter how you serve them.
A wonderful, healthy sundal, simple and spicy, it is delicious no matter how you serve it. I always associate Sundal with Festivals, so they make me happy at any time of the year.
You might also like to try Black Gram Sprouts Sundal, Sprouted White Pea Sundal, Sprouted Green Gram Sundal, and Masoor Dal Sprouts Sundal. Also explore Sweet Corn Sundal, Adzuki Bean Sundal, Sprouted Green Gram Sundal, and White Pea Sundal. Or you can make a sundal with du Puy Lentils or some mung dal, equally as delicious.
Check out our other Sundal recipes for quick and easy snacks or side dishes. Sundals can also be used as prasadam and neivedyam for Navaratri or Ganesha Chaturthi and other Hindu Festivals. Click the links for other recipes for these festivals. Or explore our collection of Indian recipes. Our Indian Essentials are here.
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