After sprouting all those beans and berries, the next thing that happened was the Salad. You wonder how I landed myself with a bowl of Salad, after all that talk about not liking it. Well, thanks to Athamma, who decided she got to make something with all those stuff we had sprouting. She came up with a salad that was really yummy and yummy! Well on asking what went in and being told that she sautéed them, no wonder it tasted great! But it sure was great as such. You won't' believe if I tell you, that we have prepared it twice again. But this time, I said we will do it without sautéing or parboiling the vegetables. But whatever, one bowl of this is enough for a proper dinner!
Whatever bean it is, we are used to making sundal out of it. Or gravy. Gravy reduces the pressure of making something for the dinner separately. But you can go for the Sundal on its own. Whichever way is left to you. Since our dinner now has become two chapatis with subzi, it doesn't give us room for something before that. I wonder when this has become the pattern. I remember all those years when we didn't have any concerns on what's eaten and had 1 or 2 snack breaks in between. Not just us, but the kids are the same. Konda doesn't eat anything. Not even any savory or sweets. Its just been a year or so, since she started eating chocolates, when she was a toddler, she hardly touched any chocolate. Do girls start having such consciousness at this young age? I don't know!
Anyway coming to the salad, let me note down both the ways!
Sautéed Vegetables with Mixed Sprouts
Carrot - 1
Beetroot - 1 small
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 medium
Sprouts of moong, chickpea, Pea, Black eye pea, Wheatberries - each handful
Salt to taste
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish.
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Sprout the beans and berry in the method mentioned in the Sprouting process.
Since Wheatberry is hard, pressure cook for 1 - 2 whistle.
Parboil carrot and beet for 1 whistle.
Moong, Peas, Black Eye Peas can be added raw. If chickpea is not soft, you can pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Chop Onions and tomatoes. Heat pan with oil, sauté onions for 1- 2 mins. Then add all the sprouts and vegetables. Stir it well.
Then finally add the tomatoes and chili powder, salt. Cover and cook for 5 mins. You need not get them soft.
Raw Vegetables with Sprouts Salad.
With the same ingredients mentioned above, just pressure cook wheat berries. The rest of them can be added raw.
Instead of chili powder, add green chilies and crushed cumin seeds. Add a tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of lime juice. Toss everything together and allow it to rest for 15 mins before serving.
Both versions came out very well.