Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sprouted Green Gram and Raw Banana Thoran

Use whole green gram that has been soaked in water or sprouted green gram for this dish. Sprouting lentils increase their nutritional value.If you can have them uncooked all the more better. To sprout the green gram or any lentils- soak them overnight in cold water.Next morning pour off the water and leave the lentils in the container covered with a wet towel or paper towel.Within 1 day and night you would get sprouts .You can use them directly in salads or cook them and use in stir frys or curries.


Ingredients:

  1. Green gram/Cherupayar - 1/2 cup soaked over night and pressure cooked until soft.
  2. Green banana or Raw Plantain - 2 cut into cubes after scrapping off the outermost skin.
  3. Shallots - 3 (slice 2 and keep aside)
  4. Green chillies - 4
  5. garlic - 1 clove
  6. cumin/jeera - 1/4th tsp
  7. turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp
  8. grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  9. curry leaves - 2 springs
  10. mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  11. Dry red chilly - 1 broken into few pieces
  12. Oil - 1tbsp
Method:
grind together the grated coconut,turmeric powder,cumin,1 shallot and green chillies and garlic into a coarse paste.
Cook the cubed green banana with salt and water.
When this is cooked add in the cooked green gram and salt and mix well, there should be some water remaining.
Add in the coconut mixture and mix.
Cover and cook for 2 minutes on a low flame.
Turn the flame off.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds.
When they splutter add the curry leaves , slices shallots and red chillies and fry until light brown.
Pour this over the green gram banana curry and mix well.

Serve with rice.

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