Friday, April 17, 2009

Brinjal Black eye beans Sprouts curry

I had black eye beans in my pantry from long time, was looking for some recipes to try...I came through sprouting section of Mahanandi's site...It was very informative.. I know sprouts are more healthier than the actual beans..so gave it a try...

Lets see the nutritional benefits of black eye beans!!!

Black-eyed beans have a smooth texture, pea like flavour and are good when mixed with other vegetables.
Like most beans, black-eyed beans are rich in the best sort of fiber - soluble fiber - which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of folate, potassium, copper, phosphorous and manganese. As a high-potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein. Beans also contain protease inhibitors which frustrate the development of cancerous cells

Sprouting is the practice of soaking, draining and then rinsing seeds at regular intervals until they germinate, or sprout. This can be a semi-automated or fully automated process when done on a large scale for commercial use. (wikipedia)

How to make this curry????

Ingredients:
1 cup black eye beans sprouts
3 small brinjals
1 onion
2 tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp redchilli powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 cups water
salt to taste


Preparation:

To sprout, soak the peas in water overnight. Next day, drain the water and gather the peas in a clean, breathable cotton cloth. Place them in a basket, cover, and keep the basket at a well ventilated windowsill or warm area in the home. Dont let the cloth dry. Spray water to supply moisture necessary for sprout growth. Usually within a day, sprouts start to appear and wait another day or two, to grow them the size shown in the photograph. (Mahanandi)


Heat oil in a pan, do the normal seasoning. Add onion and cut brinjal. saute for few minutes..
Add ginger garlic paste and cook till smell evaporates!!!
Add tomatoes and sprouted beans, saute for few more minutes. Tomatoes will start wilting..
Now, turn for all masala powders and 2 cups of water...
Add salt...Cover and cook till the beans is soft(not mushy).
Remove from heat , garnish with coriander leaves..
Curry is ready!!!!
Serve with chappathi or rumali roti!!!

5 comments:

Asha

Brinjalas and Black eyed peas make a great combo,I use them together all the time, looks delicious!:)

Ramya Vijaykumar

I agree with Asha, Brinjals and BEP's are best pals... The outcome is always great... Yummy dish!!!

Desmone007

I agree it certainly is a good combo. All this food is making me hungry.

Poornima Nair

Thats a really healthy dish...looks delicious.

Ashwini

I too love this combo!!!

Thanks Asha, Ramya,Desmoone and poornima!!!

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