Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sprouted Horse gram - Fenugreek and Bottle gourd Curry

  • Bottle gourd -1
  • Horse gram – 100 g
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 Tea spoon
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Garlic cloves – 5
  • Sambar powder – ½ Table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Mustard seeds - ¼ Tea spoon
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil - 1 Table spoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves
  • Soak horse gram and fenugreek separately in water for 8 to 12 hours, drain soaked water, wash with fresh water and cover them with wet cloth. In between rinse them with fresh water twice a day. In 24 hours they start sprouting. In the second day the sprouts are ready to use, so carefully wash the sprouts with fresh water by not breaking the tiny sprouts. Drain excess water and spread them in a clean plate.
  • Cook them with little water and grind to course paste and keep aside..
  • Chop bottle gourd, onion and tomato.
  • Heat oil in a vessel and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add onion and a pinch of salt. Fry till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add bottle gourd, tomato, curry leaves, turmeric powder and sambar powder. Mix and cook them well.
  • Now add ground horse gram – fenugreek sprouts, required amount of water for the gravy and crushed garlic cloves. Adjust salt and cook the mixture until it is done (in a slow flame).
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • This is an excellent recipe to reduce weight.
  • Since it is summer and horse gram is said to be heat producing…i have used fenugreek to compensate the total heat….the curry was delicious and sure you will like it.


  1. Woww wat a super delicious, healthy at the same time guilt free curry, looks awesome dear..

  2. I gotto admit that I'm bad in making such healthy dishes like U! This curry looks absolutely yummy! :D

  3. You and Priya are really good at this sprouting thing, looks delicious.

  4. Lovely combo and a healthy treat. Must try it. Best wishes.

  5. Wonderful recipe.. looks too good.. thanks for the recipe.. :)

  6. looks so delicious & very nice combo

  7. Agood diet with nutritional values.

  8. wow nice recipe....looks delicious...:)

  9. wow what an healthy curry ,looks so delicious...very creative dear ..so many healthy recipes from ur kitchen ..its gr8 dear


  10. nice recipe..looks so delicious...

  11. We use horsegram so often in a different curry. This seems more delicious... Will try sometime. Thanks for sharing Veni

  12. nice and healthy.. yum yum

  13. healthy and delicious looking curry..

  14. Dear friends thanks a lot for your encouraging comments

  15. very nice recipe indeed..blending the sprouted grains and adding it to the sabji is very innovative idea and healthy too..

  16. Must try this out...I love kulith