Sprouted Green Gram
1 cup whole green gram
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp asafoetida
2 green chillies, slit
2-3 cloves garlic, finely-chopped
1/2 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger-chilli paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt to taste
1. Soak gram for eight hours or overnight. Drain, tie in a piece of muslin and place in a covered vessel. The gram will sprout well within twelve hours.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan, add asafoetida, green chillies, garlic and coriander leaves. Fry for one minute. Add ginger-chilli paste and cook further for half a minute. Add sprouted gram along with one cup of water and salt. Cover and cook until tender.
3. Add lemon juice. Cook for five more minutes. Serve hot.