Friday, January 30, 2009

Sprouted Moong Pulao

This recipe is from my recipe collection. I wanted to try it from a long time. More than the recipe, the picture tempted me to try this out and I am glad I tried it as it was quite good. The sprouts and spinach make it healthy too.

For the rice:
Uncooked Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Bay Leaves - 2
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cloves - 2
Turmeric - pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp

For the sprout mixture:
Moong Sprouts - 1 1/2 cups
Onion - 1 chopped
Green Chilli - 1
Spinach leaves - 1 1/2 cups, chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp

For the rice: Heat oil and fry bay leaves, cumin, cinnamon and cloves for a few minutes. Add washed rice, turmeric and salt and fry for 2-3 mins. Add 2 cups water, cover and cook. [This can also be done in a pressure cooker]

For Sprout Mixture : Heat oil and fry onion and green chilli for 2 mins. Add sprouts and cook for 2-3 mins. Add spinach and again cook for 2 mins. Add a little salt if needed.
Add cooked rice and mix well. Serve hot.

Note : I used around 1 cup each of moong sprouts and spinach and also added a little water for the moong to cook well in the sprout mixture.

I am sending this to My Legume Love Affair Seventh Helping and FIC yellow


  1. Moong sprouts and palak, makes a nutritious lunch, Namu.Great entry! :))

  2. Hai Namratha,
    This is Sindhura of Bay leaf.This is regarding ur comment on my blog referring to ur particpation in "Bread Mania event".You can send any recipe/dish that has got bread as an ingredient(like cakes the one you have in ur blog right now,sandwiches,rolls etc)
    Hope i am clear!!I was unable to reply as i encountered a small problem while hitting back.
    Best regards

  3. Thanks Sindhura. I have mailed you my entries.

  4. Thats a nutritious and healthy pulav. I like to cook these kind of pulavs, simply sometimes coz I dont feel like making everything separately. Nice entry

  5. Thanks Maya. I have to make a side dish always as my hubby doesn't like to eat anything thats dry.

  6. Namratha, thanks! This is a tasty pulao!

  7. Hey namu my next pulav is with moong sprouts.
    My hubby nd i both love srpouted moong.

  8. Aparna
    Its simple and nice. Let me know about your outcome.