Monday, February 22, 2010

Sprouted Fenugreek seeds curry

Haven't you heard it all the time time - 'All Good things must come to an end'. Well thats my feeling now. My awesome Nanny who makes these Sprouted Methi seeds and other stuff is leaving. She has some personal reasons and will quit next month. Well - what do I say? I am still in shock. After getting pampered to good food and awesome care of my little one, she is moving on. Soon my search for another nanny will start and I don't know what/who I will meet. I hope it is someone who is as patient as this Nanny with my kids.So here is a curry that she makes
with Sprouted Methi seeds.  She adds a lot of tomatoes and chili powder to balance the bitterness of the fenugreek. My husband really enjoys this curry!

Sending this sprouted methi seeds curry also to SE's cooking with seeds event

1 cup Sprouted Methi seeds - see how to here
1 big onion - chopped
1 tea spoon of ginger garlic paste
1 large boiled potato- cubed
1 large onion - diced
1 table spoon oil
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon Turmeric powder
1-2 tea spoon Chili powder

How To
Wash the sprouted methi seeds well and let the water drain.
Put some oil in a pan. Once it is hot, add diced onions and fry.
Once the onion changes color, add the ginger garlic paste and the turmeric and chili powder.
Mix well and fry until the oil leaves the sides.
Add the tomatoes and the boiled potatoes and salt and cook for a few minutes.
Add the sprouted methi seeds and cook for a few minutes, until it softens and serve hot.
You can add some garam masala, but she doesn't like adding it to this curry.

Enjoy and wish me luck with the Nanny search!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's day

Hope you all had a lovely time celebrating this Valentine's day. My husband doesn't believe in such celebrations and over time I have also given up. But now the kids make projects from school and want to do something special. So we end up baking cookies or doing something together, mom and kids. So we made these chocolate cup cakes and chewy chocolatey cookies, but the cookies didn't look so good. They tasted good, but I had to think of something else to post for the V Day.

So here is a quick project that my 3 year old son and I put together. We had great fun putting it together and the kids had fun eating off the toothpicks, but no one touched the yummy gooey chocolate. So I took a spoon and finished it off later!

Have a fun time with friends, family and your love!

Fruits of your choice
some chocolate melted (optional)
loads of love

How to
Wash the fruits, cut and string on a toothpick. Dip in melted chocolate (optional) or eat directly off the toothpick! Enjoy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sprouted Fenugreek seeds

I know I haven't been regular here. Its the usual excuses, too much work and stress and work and and so on and on. When I saw the event on fenugreek seeds, I knew I had to come out of hibernation and post. My Nanny makes these sprouted methi seeds every other week. She sprouts the fenugreek seeds and then makes Salad or curry or rice. She loves it and enjoys trying different dishes with it. I rarely eat it since it is too bitter for my taste. But my husband also enjoys the taste. Of course it very good for health too.

Sending this sprouted methi seeds to SE's cooking with seeds event

Fenugreek seeds - 1 handful
Loads of patience

How to
Wash the methi seeds in warm water a couple of times and drain the water.
Put the wet seeds in a glass bowl and cover with a wet paper towel and keep in a warm place.
After 12 hrs, wash the seeds and repeat steps 1 and 2 again.
Wait for 2 to 3 days and your patience will pay off and you will see the nice long sprouts.

These sprouts should be consumed within 1 or 2 days, else they might rot. If you cook them and put in a pulao or curry, they last a week.