As part of our weekly supplies, I always brought back a packet of sprouts. I’d end up putting them in a salad or make stuff like this Ambat. When I was telling Amma about this over the phone, she was very surprised. She felt there was no reason for me to buy sprouts when I could make them without much effort at home.
The first time I made sprouts at home, my maid thought she was doing me this great favour. She put them in a box and slipped the box into the refrigerator! They had just started germinating and she probably decided enough was enough. The next time around, I made sure I kept them out of her sight. One lives, one learns!
1 cup Green Gram sprouts
1 large Cucumber, cut into discs and quartered
1 large Carrot, cut into sticks
5-6 Spring Onions, chopped
½ cup Cornmeal
For the dressing:
1 tbsp Lime Juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place the cornmeal in a microwave safe bowl. Add 1 cup water and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. Crumble.
Place the sprouts, cucumber, carrot and spring onions in a salad bowl. Add the cornmeal.
Mix the salt and pepper with the lime juice. Pour over the salad and toss. This is a light meal by itself that serves two. I’m sending this to JFI Sprouts as well as to the MLLA #6 hosted by Sug.
looks so healthy and nutritious..perfect entry for the event
What am amazingly innovative and healthy meal! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hey, Guess what. I make something very similar, and it also has pear chopped up (for a sweet surprise) and grated ginger (a very small amlunt). Sometimes I add pomegranates for color...--Deepa
Liked the idea of adding cornmeal. Shall try it soon.
I am not a big sprout eater, but just a couple of days ago my friend made me a sprout-fruit chat, it was delicious! I can adapt your recipe without the carrots and corn meal...
Happy Holidays dear Raaga!
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