Mung Sprouts fried rice

July 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

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I don’t like buying ready-made sprouts from a shop or from a vendor at a vegetable market in plastic bags. Just as you don’t know what kind of water is used to water coriander leaves and the green leafy veggies, I am a bit skeptical about the water used to soak and sprout the mung /chana, etc.

One day I suddenly found myself with lots of mung sprouts. I had soaked them and left them to sprout but had forgotten to remove the sieve from the dark warm space in the kitchen drawer for 2-3 days. Thankfully the sprouts had only grown longer and not spoilt 🙂

SO, I searched the internet for a recipe which would make good use of the mung sprouts. And like always, the internet is full of amazing recipes shared by amazing food bloggers! I found a quick recipe at Sharmis Passions and I fortunately  had all the ingredients at home. Recipe link here
It turned out light and healthy.

 

 

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Ajada

July 1, 2014 § 1 Comment

Ajada pronounced as (a-ha-da)

 

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While studying the MA, I made few friends, however I found a good friend in P. She is Spanish. She introduced me to Spanish food. We would share our lunches during the last stressful crazy days of the MA studies in the jewellery workshop (though we weren’t allowed to eat in the workshop :))
She is a non vegetarian but was considerate to eat the vegetarian food I cooked . During my visit to her place, she had cooked the most delicious vegetarian Spanish dish Ajada for dinner with bread. It’s a dish which needs to be eaten hot.

Ingredients

Brocoli florets – 4 big
Garlic – 10 cloves or more. Cut the garlic cloves in half.If you like garlic, add more.
Olive oil 4 tbsp or more
Potatoes – 2 big peeled
Paprika
Salt

Boil potatoes and brocoli. When they are boiled,sieve and keep on the side.

When the potatoes and brocoli are almost cooked,on the side, heat the olive oil in a small thick pan. When the oil is hot, put in the garlic. Let it brown slowly, when done, pour the mixture on the boiled potatoes and brocoli. Sprinkle paprika generously and serve immediately. If needed, sprinkle little salt or add some salt while boiling the potatoes.

Other vegetables like Carrots,french beans can also be used to get more variety.
For non vegetarians, white boiled fish and boiled egg can be added.

 

 

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