The other day i was searching for a new recipe and was surfing hotel websites and found Matar ka nimona in a local restaurant menu . Instantly i found that many blogs had already blogged it and so decided to make it. But at that time i had only dry peas in hand and made this, yet it came wonderful. Later when i got fresh peas in Little India i wanted to make again and blog. This time i had sprouted beans in hand and i added this to the gravy which was a wonderful one. Instead of the spouted beans we can add potatoes or cauliflower too by slightly tossing it in oil. This recipe i got from maayeka.blogspot.sg. This recipe is from Uttar Pradesh.
Fresh peas shelled- 2 cups
Green chillies, chopped – 1 tbsp
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Fresh coriander – 1.5 tsp
Tomato chopped – 1/3 cup
Turmeric – 1/3 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Ghee – 2 tsp
Oil – 4 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Hing – 1/4 tsp
Bay leaf -1
Green cardamom -2
To sprout beans
Beans or green gram – 1 cup
Water -1 cup
Soak the beans in water overnight. Next day drain the water away and keep this in an airtight container . Maybe we can sprinkle water on this .After 6 to 8 hours we can see sprouts emerging. Sprouted beans are live energy source and hence including this in food or even a salad will give us best benefits .Here i have not cooked but just added this to the gravy.
1.Boil peas in a cooker for 1 whistle. After it gets cooled mash it up well.
2.Grind together coriander leaves, tomato,green chilies, ginger and make a paste and take out in a bowl.
3. Heat oil in a wide vessel. Add the tempering and then add the coriander paste in the pan for about 2 minutes . Now add the ground coriander paste in the pan and saute for about 2 minutes . Now add the mashed pea paste and again saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
4.Add pepper powder, turmeric powder and required amount of water.
5. When the mixture starts boiling add the sprouted beans and salt . Cook on medium flame .
6. Cook for 5 minutes , but don’t stir much . Add lemon juice and a tbsp of fresh chopped coriander leaves .Serve hot with roti.