Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sprouted Green-Gram/Mung Bean Pulao

Print  Friendly and PDF
Here is a spectacular way to enjoy home-made bean sprouts.
What's on the plate?? Sprouted Bean Pulao, Bean Sprouts and Avocado Salad, Boiled Spiced Egg and Raita.

Learn how to sprout "Green-Gram" here:
  • 1-1/2 Cups Homemade Green-Gram/Mung Bean Sprouts
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 Cups Basmati Rice, soaked for 30 minutes and cooked until firm but tender
  • 2 Medium Yellow Onion, vertically slit
  • 2-3 Medium Ripe Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Mint Leaves + Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • WholeSpices - 1 Bayleaf, 1/2 Cinnamon Stick,2 Cloves,1 Star Anise
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder or less/more
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper, Optional
  • Garam Masala
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • Wash the basmati rice in several changes of cold water.Soak the basmati rice in cold water for 30 minutes prior to cooking. Chopped the Vegetables and set aside.
  • In a deep and thick-bottomed pan, add the oil and Ghee. Add the spices and brown.Add the slit onions and saute until translucent.
  • Follow-up with ginger garlic paste and the chopped tomatoes.
  • Add all the Powders and the chopped herbs. Fry for a few minutes and add little water. Sprinkle salt as needed and stir to incorporate. 
  •  Add the Sprouted bean and sprinkle a cup of  water. Add cracked pepper at this stage and stir.
  • Lid the pan and cook for ~7-10 minutes on medium flame. This is to cook the sprouted bean slightly so it doesn't taste raw in the pulao. Check for seasonings. Add more salt or spice if needed at this stage. Switch off the stove.
  •  Cool the rice by spreading it in a wide plate if you haven't already.
  • Add the cooled  rice little by little and mix it with silicone/rubber spatula.
  • The pulao shouldn't be too dry. Once the mixture-rice reaches a proper consistency, stop adding more rice. Note: There might be some white rice leftovers.
  • Even though biryani and pulao are generally consumed along with Raita , there are also some regional special side-dishes that are also served. From where I hail from(Vellore District, TN) they usually eat it with tangy eggplant dish called "Arcot Serva/Serva". My mom either made that or made mouth-watering Spicy Stuffed Mini Eggplants to be enjoyed with Biyani.
Stuffed Mini Eggplants in Kadai Gravy: Recipe Here.
Tangy North-Arcot Serva: Oh so good North_Arcot Serva, guest-posted at Priya's
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#18
Blog Widget by LinkWithin


  1. Just pass me the plate...seeing the pics, i'm feeling hungry now...healthy pulao, looks delicious.

  2. Very healthy and tasty pulao..
    Beautiful clicks make it so inviting..

  3. never cooked with sprouted gram before eventhough they sell them at my food coop so I dont have to make myself - will get next time and try this delish looking recipe

  4. The full plate looks very inviting! Can i come over?

  5. This looks so good. I have not used sprouted beans before. The whole dish looks delightful. Your step-by-step directions are great. Thanks!

  6. This is one protein packed pulao! I like the second picture, spoon of sprouted beans.

  7. Nutritious and highly protein rich pulao,wat a wholesome dish.

  8. Very Yummy & healthy pulav

  9. Healthy and delicious pulao...Looks very tempting..

  10. Very healthy and nutritious Pulao, love the color of the pulao but my eyes are also on stuffed eggplant curry.

  11. Very healthy one. I wish the picky eaters at home relish this kind of food.

  12. The first picture really calls out!..looks so tempting CL..great one..

  13. Nice looking and healthy pulao..I loved its combo with egg...

    Do visit my blogs in your spare time-


Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)