Monday, December 3, 2012

Sprouted Moong and Coconut Rice

Frankly speaking, this wasn't a planned recipe (well, like most of my other recipes :P ) I was not in a mood to cook an elaborate meal that day and hence settled to make some kind of variety rice. Now, I just happened to have sprouted moong sitting in my fridge which needed to be finished. And since I did not have many other vegetables to put into my rice, I chose to team sprouted moong with coconut!

Well, I was skeptical of the final product myself, but hey, it turned out to be interesting! :D

The crunchiness of the sprouts with the slight sweetness of the coconut gave an interesting flavour to the rice. And the best part... it had not much chopping! I hate cutting veggies, when I am not in a mood to cook! :P

You could add in any other vegetables in this if you like. This by itself is a healthy combo packed with proteins and nutrition.


Rice - 1 cup
Sprouted Moong - 1 cup [How to sprout moong?]
Onion -  1 medium, finely minced
Methi/Fenugreek Leaves - 1 tbsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup, grated
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Cashew - a few
Ghee - 2 tsp
Water - as needed


  • Pressure cook rice with 2 cups of water and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add in the cumin seeds.
  • Once they splatter, add in minced onions and allow them to caramelise. 
    Now add in the sprouted moong and methi leaves. Stir well and allow them to cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the spices - turmeric powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Now, add the cooked rice and mix well to ensure the rice is covered well in the prepared mixture.
  • Add the grated coconut and a little bit of ghee. Stir once more.
  • Garnish with roasted cashew nuts.

  • This deliciously healthy rice goes great with a simple salad or serve it with a side of your choice! :)

Sending it off to Sheelu's and Pallavi's Mission Sprouts event


  1. This looks delicious... I too hate chopping veggies especially when I'm in no mood to cook... I love that we just have to throw all these in and have a one pot meal especially if there is left over rice... not to mention its healthy... :)

    1. :D dont u?!! Especially those days wen u dont want to enter the kitchen! hehe

  2. wow interesting combination :) and its a great way to get those sprouts inside :) very you

  3. Healthy and scrumptious one pot meal!! Love it(I guess this was the last one that got lazy to enter my list !!!lol:):):)

    1. Lol!! Right u are :D This was made last week... but cudnt make time to post this on time. Was away this weekend too!

  4. very yummy and awesome combo :)

  5. Very healthy,tasty and yummy pulao...

  6. Healthy and yummy one pot meal.

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  7. good combination.. very healthy and tasty