Monday, December 29, 2008
The budding baby plants called sprouts , synonymous to new life,are known as wonder foods ,as it helps in clearing toxins of the body and building healthy immune system.Similar to Mung sprouts ,the methi sprouts can be grown easily grown quickly indoors, even in the winter,see Mung Sprouts Noodles
Slightly bitter methi Sprouts are nice complement with sweet Peas Rice.Sprouts can also be cooked up with lentils and mixed in salads.
Methi(Fenugreek) is considered very nutritious for the nursing moms for it enhances the milk supply.For more such wondrous sprouts recipes don't miss the JFI:Sprouts event,hosted this month by Ammalu's kitchen.
2 cups brown or white rice
1/2 cup sweet peas ,fresh or frozen
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
2-3 whole cloves
2 tablespoon Olive oil or vegetable oil
Salt for seasoning
1/2 cup sprouts.
Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil,drain all the water from rice and add to the boiling water.Season with salt.Add oil,spices and when rice is almost done,add the peas.If possible drain the excess starchy water or if that's lot of work ,add just 3 cups of water instead of 4. Cover and let cook completely,mix in the washed sprouts in to the warm rice and serve with lentils curry.