Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lentil Sprouts Cutlets

Do you hate or avoid milk due to Lactose Intolerance ? Then make Urad lentil part of your diet regularly .It has good source of Calcium and protein. Few other Urad lentil recipes in my blog are Tangy Urad Lentil ,Shallow fried Indian Doughnuts and Sweet Lentil balls.
Ingredients you'll need are
3/4 cup White Ural Lentil
1/2 cup Rice flour
1 cup Moong Lentil Sprouts(or any other kind like alfa alfa)
1/2 cup chopped spinach
2 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil for shallow frying

To Grow your own Sprouts
Wrap soaked Whole green Moong lentil in a wet kitchen towel and place in a warm dark corner. Sprinkle some water on the towel everyday.The lentils sprout beautifully in 3-4 days. Rinse them in cold water and use in salads or noodles or just for munching. sprouts are low in calories and fat and provide substantial amounts of key nutrients, such as vitamin C, folate and fiber

To make the Cutlets
Soak and cook the Lentils

Wash and soak lentil for about 20minutes. Drain all the water and cook with a cup and half of water until tender. It takes about 40 minutes in a partly covered saucepan and 10 minutes in a pressure cooker. cool and mash the lentils.
Mix all the Ingredients
In a bowl combine mashed lentils with other ingredients besides the Oil until dough come together. Do not add any water.
Shallow fry the Cutlets

Heat Olive oil in a small pan. Shape the Cutlets and shallow fry in a the medium hot oil for about 2 minutes on each side. Do not let them turn brown because the sprouts lose there nutrients if overcooked. Serve Warm with hot sauce.


To make Spicier Cutlets
Add 1/2 teaspoon each of Chilly powder ,coriander and cumin powder.

Health Nut Note
If you are suffering from gluten intolerance or celaic disease. Make this recipe using gluten free rice flour. This could be one more tasty addition to the list of gluten free recipes.

This calcium rich recipe is my entry for Sangeeta's Eat Healthy:Calcium rich Contest

2 comments:

Seena said...

You have lots of lovely recipes Yasmeen!!
thanks for letting me know about your blog, will keep visiting, insha Allah.
BTW, are you from India?

Yasmeen said...

Thanks for visiting !
Do come again and try some of my recipes. I still have to load images of many recipes.
Yep i'm from Bharat desh. Born and brought up in Hyderabad. I'm blogging from USA.

Hope you visit again.
Yasmeen.

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