Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Sprouted Moong Methi Pulav - using broken wheat

I tried this combination for the first time. Well as I have pointed out earlier I have decided to include sprouts in my menu. So this time I tried a different combination and it turned out to be fabulous. Even H who doesn't like both methi and broken wheat gave me a thumbs-up. That made my day.

This would be a ideal dish for diabetic patients also. Broken wheat and methi leaves are a good combination for curing diabetics.

Broken wheat - 150 grams
sprouted moong - 75 grams
methi leaves - one bunch
onions - 50 grams
tomatoes - 30 grams
peas - 30 grams

green chillies - 2 nos
ginger/garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Oil - 25 grams
cloves - 4 nos
cinnamon - 1 inch stick
cardamom - 2 nos
nutmeg - a pinch
fennel seeds - 3 grams
bay leaf - 1
Salt - to taste
coriander powder - 1 tbsp
garam masala powder - 1 tsp
chilly powder - 1 tsp


  • Finely chop the methi leaves, onions, tomatoes and green chillies.
  • In a pressure cooker pour oil. Add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, fennel seeds and bay leaf. Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the onions and green chillies, fry until they turn translucent.
  • Add the ginger/garlic paste. Fry until the raw smell leaves.
  • Add the methi leaves and fry for about a minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, peas and sprouted moong.
  • Add salt, coriander powder, garam masala powder and chilly powder. Mix well.
  • Add broken wheat and water. The ratio of broken wheat : water is 1:2.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook for one whistle.

Sprouted Moong Methi Pulav is ready!!! Serve with pickle and raitha

We can also garnish this pulav with fried cashews and raisins.
Broken wheat can be substituted with rice also.

Sending this to nivedhanam's dish-it-outlentils-and-garlic.html and cooksjoy