Saturday 21 January 2012

Sprouts Curry the Malvani Way



We all know that the sprouts are very healthy and I make it a point that my kid eats them frequently. As we are vegetarians, sprouts provide us a good portion of proteins needed for our body and especially for children they are extremely important in helping them grow, as the proteins help in building up cells and tissues and thus are rightly called ‘the building blocks’ for our body.

I try to incorporate sprouts in soups, salads and curries, in different variations so that the kid can relish it. This time I tried it making the Malvani way. Malvan is a small town in coastal Maharashtra in Sindhudurga district and is famous for the Malvani Cuisine. Malvani cuisine uses coconut liberally in various forms such as grated, dry grated, fried, coconut paste and coconut milk.


The Wiki says that many masalas have dried red chillies and other spices like coriander seeds, peppercorns, cumin, cardamom, ginger, garlic, etc. Some dishes also use kokum, dried kokum (amsul/ mangosteen), tamarind, and raw mango (kairi). However not all of the cuisine is hot and spicy. The 'Konkanastha Brahmin' style of food is quite bland yet very tasty and vegetarian too. Fish dishes dominate the Malvani cuisine. The fiery seafood curries may be a bit too spicy for some people, but are quite tasty. The Malvani cuisine is very similar to Goan or coastal South Indian cuisine.

I’ve used coconut liberally in the curry and kept it medium spicy to suit our palate. The coconut provided a nice creamy texture and the curry is best eaten with hot, steamed rice.


Serves (4-5)

2 cups Sprouts (steam cooked)

1/2 coconut grated

2 Chinese garlic pods chopped (the larger kind)

2 medium sized onions (sliced)

3-4 green chillies (spicy)

1/2tsp cumin

1tsp coriander seeds

1inch piece ginger, chopped

1 lemon’s juice (medium sized)

a handful bunch of coriander

a few stems of coriander (I always store them)

salt to taste

2-1/2tbsp oil


Pressure cook the sprouts (one whistle only).

Heat 2tbsp oil and add the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes.

Add the coconut and roast again till the onion-coconut mix is golden in colour. Cool.

Lightly roast the coriander seeds.

Grind together the onion-coconut mix, coriander, coriander seeds, cumin, green chillies, ginger and  coriander stems, using a little water to form a green paste.


Heat a wok and add the remaining oil and sauté the cooked sprouts, gently. Mix the green paste, salt to taste and a cup of water.

Bring the curry to a boil and switch off the flame. Do not overcook else the green colour gets spoilt.

Squeeze the lemon’s juice or you can also add 2-3 kokum while boiling.

Serve the curry with rice or chapatti (Indian Bread).


Reposting Sprouted Moong and Barley Pesarattu and Sprouted Masoor Pilaf for the ‘Only’ Sprouts.

Sending it to my event ‘Only’ Sprouts guest hosted by Priya Mitharwal.

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Priya Mahadevan’s event guest hosted by Priya Sreeram

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Ramya said...

Lovely curry..Very flavorful:-) Healthy indeed!

Khaugiri said...

I just love this type of usual!

anjana said...

A very healthy curry.. looks very tempting and delicious.

Sravs said...

very interesting and healthy curry !!

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Faseela said...

delicious luking recipe...superb

Priya dharshini said...

Nice click and healthy curry

Anjali Shukla said...

Beautiful recipe and healthy to the heart! :)

Priya Sreeram said...

ooh tht's one healthy and appetising way of making kids eat sprouts ! thanks for sharing it to my event

Elpiniki said...

This looks amazing!

Julie said...

Perfect n tempting!!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very nutritious and delicious looking curry.

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kitchen queen said...

awesome healthy and nutritious curry.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Sprouts Curry sounds delicious n of course quite healthy :)

Poornima Nair said...

Wonderful healthy dish!

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful deliciously done

cookbookjaleela said...

Healthy curry , nice one

Vimitha Durai said...

Nice side dish for chapathis

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Simply irresistible!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Had recently seen a cookery show on T.V. featuring Malwani cuisine...This sprouts curry sounds healthy and delicious

Archana said...

yummy and healthy.

Priya Suresh said...

Nutritious and protein packed curry..loving it.

hotpotcooking said...

Lovely and healthy curry

Vardhini said...

Healthy recipe using sprouts .. thx for linking to the event.

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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

thats a great recipe... like u said, sprouted pu;ses are a great protien source foe vegetarians :)


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