Desi Health Bites – Sprouted Green Grams And Cherry Tomatoes Stir Fry

Today’s post is a simple yet healthy Sprouted Green Grams And Cherry Tomatoes Stir Fry. Sprouts as you all know are wonder foods. They are excellent source of protein and calcium. They help to develop immunity against certain diseases, are excellent for weight loss and promote healthy hair.There numerous health benefits of sprouts. Apart from sprouted green gram, I have also used Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil in the stir fry because this oil is also very good for health. Also this rice bran oil is highly stable unlike other oils which becomes sticky due to oxidation during frying. Rice bran oil does is non-sticky and does not stick to food.

Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil is extremely good for heart and in some countries it is known as “Heart Oil”. It has a key micronutrient called “Oryzanol” which is an antioxidant which is found in the bran of rice. That is the reason why this oil is dark as it is refined to keep all the micronutrients intact. Also usage of this oil in cooking does not alter the taste of food and is very good for all age groups as it is good for heart,immunity,skin and hormones.

Apart from being good for the immune system and heart, it also helps to have better skin. Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil contains good amounts of Squalene which prevents ageing of skin. Squalene is an organic compound naturally produced by human skin cells and is a natural moisturizer. So go ahead and try this healthy recipe in which I have combined all the healthy ingredients.

Ingredients:                                            Serves: 4 Prep. Time: 20 Min’s
3/4 cup green grams
2 medium sized onions
7-8 yellow cherry tomatoes
4-5 curry leaves
2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 tablespoon Fortune Rice Bran Oil
Salt to taste

How to sprout the green grams?
Soak the green grams overnight in 3 cups water.
Next morning(day1) drain the water completely and store the green grams in an airtight box.Let them be like that on day 1 night.
On Day2 morning you will see small sprouts from the green grams.
If you want larger sprouts, store them in the same airtight container for another night(day 2 night).
On Day 3 morning, you will see nice and large sprouts.
You can either store them in the fridge for 2 more days or you can start using them in your recipes.

Keep all the ingredients ready:
Finely chop the onions.
Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.
Heat a kadai/wok and oil. When the oil gets heated add the curry leaves and fry for 1/2 Min.
Add the chopped onion and saute till the onion turns pinkish.
Now add the chopped cherry tomatoes and fry for 5 Min’s.
Add the sprouted green grams and stir nicely. I am not frying the sprouts for too long, as frying sprouts too much looses it’s nutritional value. I am just just frying it for 5 Min’s on low flame by keeping the lid covered.
Add the chilly and turmeric powder and mix well.
Add lemon juice and mix everything nicely.
Add salt to taste.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

“This blogpost is in association with Fortune Foods as a part of their Desi Health Bites activity– The Hunt for the Best Rice Bran Oil Recipes. For more updates and healthy recipes using Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil, follow Fortune Foods on Facebook  and on Twitter at @fortunefoods .”
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