Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sprouted Moong Pulao - A new beginning

When life gives you lemons, go make lemonade! When I was given this box of beautiful looking sprouted moong from my friend T, I had to make something wonderful out of it... Did I tell you that I don't eat sprouted moongs already ? So I made this flavorful pulao and trust me anyone (even me who doesn't like sprouted moong) will fall in love with this dish...

While we are talking of life and lemons, it has been a crazy few months. I will be changing jobs after being at the same place for eons. Today was my last day at my old place and I start at my new place tomorrow. So here is to a new beginning for me and anyone who is reading this!

So here is a simple flavorful and healthy pulao everyone - Enjoy!


2 cups of cooked Rice
1 and 1/2 cup of sprouted moong
2-3 Bay leaves
couple of cloves
2 small sticks of cinnamon
1 tea spoon of red chili powder (if you want to make it a little spicy)
1 tablespoon of ghee
1 tea spoon of Jeera or Cumin Seeds
1 tea spoon of lemon juice
Salt to taste (optional)

How To

Cook Rice with a little bit of salt (Salt is optional). Make sure the rice is not over done.
Heat a pan. Add ghee and bay leaves and and the cumin seeds and the cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Once the seeds splutter, add the sprouted moong and cook for about 5-7 min until the moong softens a little bit.
Add the red chili powder (if you want) and Salt and mix the rice.
Add the lemon juice to the rice and moong pulao and serve fresh.

Actually you can enjoy it a couple of days later too, just warm it up and squeeze some fresh lemon juice!