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Jan 5, 2009

Sprouts stir fry

sprouts stir fried According to me, sprouts should be an essential inclusion in our diet. It contains vitamins, mineral , proteins etc. As I said in my earlier posts, I have decided to concentrate on healthy,fat free and low calorie recipe as much as possible this year. My first post this year, raspberry streusal cake is a healthy and low fat recipe too. And todays post about sprouts is a healthy recipe and so I have decided to send this to Eat healthy- during pregnancy event hosted by Sangeeth.
Its not safe to eat raw sprouts (as such in salads) especially during pregnancy as it may contain bacteria and may lead to infection. But cooking the sprouts will lead to killing of the bacteria making it safe to eat. And the addition of other ingredients gives a nice taste to the stir fry satisfying your taste buds. So heres the recipe for this stir fry.

Ingredients-
Mung bean sprouts- 1 cup(made at home. see notes below)
White bean sprouts- 1 cup(store brought)
Onions -1 finely chopped
Tomato- 1 chopped
Garlic- 2 cloves crushed
Green chilly- 1 chopped fine
Salt- 1tsp
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Cream- 1tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Oil- 1tsp

Method-
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,garlic and green chillies. Then add onion and saute till it turns translucent. Add tomatoes and cook for sometime. Then add turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder. Mix well. Add the sprouts. Sprinkle little water and cook for 5 to 10 minutes till it becomes soft. Add the cream. Mix well and cook for few more seconds.
Serve as a side dish with rotis.

Notes- For mung bean sprouts- Soak green mung in water for 6 hours or overnight. Drain the water and keep it tied in a wet cloth for a day. Don't store for a long time.

35 comments:

Preety said...

i love eating sprouts in any form..gr8 recipe for the event..

Neha said...

Even i don't like eating raw sprouts. This one's nice n healthy..

jayasree said...

Agree with you on including sprouts in our diet.
Recipe sounds very tasty and its easy to put it together.

PG said...

That's surely a wonderful recipe! But, don't worry about bacteria. You can eat raw sprouts, if you like, even during pregnancy. You know, even water contains lots of bactaria. Living sterile is also unhealthy, pregnant women included. It is a well known fact now that we are all having more and more allergies as we are living too clean. Bacteria are more useful than harmful. It is only certain strains which can cause harm. It is dangerous to eat food, especially outside of home, especially in tropical countries, because of the danger of contamination with fecal matter, if the people preparing or serving the food don't clean hands properly or don't wash hands regularly. Cats are a higher risk durig pregnancy than fresh uncooked sprouts made at home. There are certain bacterial strains which are dangerous during pregnancy. But, these are best informed by the gynaecologist.

Sunshinemom said...

I make it this way too as I cannot eat raw sprouts - I eat it raw but not because I like it!

SriLekha said...

looks yummy!

Jaishree said...

Nice & healthy recepie..

Uma said...

healthy and delicious curry Sowmya! Good that you made the sprouts at home!

Cham said...

Never made stir fry, looks good and tasty

Sharmi said...

hmm looks yum and great evening snack!

Premyscakes said...

Very healthy and i do eat it raw, I just luv it. Yr stir fry looks great and yummy.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Moong sprouts look delicious and healthy too..

homecooked said...

I love sprouts...lovely recipe.

anudivya said...

Very healthy and PG said all that I wanted to (smart girl)... looks great!

Shri said...

it sure is too healthy!! nice recipe

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks delicious. i have never cooked with sprouts... though i am health conscious.

Usha said...

Sprouts stir fry sounds healthy and nutritious, good one Sowmya...A Very Happy New Year to you and your family :-)

Cynthia said...

I love sprouts but have never had it the way you made it. I think it would work great with some hot white rice :)

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

hi Sowmya,

Happy New Year! Very healthy food for the new year and that is a good thing. I am just catching up on all posts.

Adlak's tiny world said...

must be healthy and tasty by adding these ingredients with cooked sprouts.. yum

sowmya said...

Hi pg..
Women are vulnerable to food borne diseases during pregnancy, so it is better to avoid uncooked and unpasteurized food pdts at that time...

Sheralle said...

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sowmya said...

Thanks deborah(sheralle) for visiting creative saga..Am glad that you enjoy reading it..Hope to see you often here..

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LG said...

A very yummy curry for chapathis. Good one Sowmya.

Priya said...

Excellent side dish for chappathis r rotis..

Navita said...

great recipe

Indranee said...

Healthy recipe!

Trupti said...

nice healthy recipe. I also love sprounts in any form

DEESHA said...

i love sprouts in any form. nice recipe

Vanamala Hebbar said...

quite diff looks nice

notyet100 said...

nice version of fried sprouts,..u can send this to legume affair too hosred by Srivalli,..:-)

Vibaas said...

Great entry for the event Sowmya. Looks yummy.

Sanghi said...

very healthy and looks yummy too sowmya!!
Do check my new blog at http://www.sanghi-worldfoodtreat.blogspot.com and leave ur comments.

Vij said...

Healthy n delicious curry!

vidhas said...

Very healthy recipe. I have made sundal out of this. will try this twist. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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