I’ve moved back to Chennai, India, where the average temperature is 98F everyday. Some days are good, with 95, but most days we are at 100F.
Now you’re updated on the weather around me, and it’s time to talk about food. Sprouted lentils are nutritional in all ways, and they’re easy to make or buy in Chennai. I was inspired by a lentil and pear sabzi that I saw on a friend’s Instagram to try to make a sprouted lentil version.
What I used:
Sprouted lentils (assorted) : 2 cups
Pears: 2, small-medium sized. Make sure they are super ripe!
Cilantro leaves: A handful, chopped
Cayenne: 2 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tsp, adjust to taste
Raw mango: I used about tsp, grated
Raw tomato: optional. I don’t like raw tomatoes but I’d say they would taste great!
What I did:
I soaked my store bought sprouts in salted warm water for about ten minutes to rid them of unwanted junk. Then I drained them and microwaved them for 4 minutes. To this, I added the salt, cayenne, chopped pear and grated raw mango(and/or tomatoes), and tossed it and microwaved it for one more minute.
Then I garnished it with cilantro leaves and: voila! Happy salad times began.
Enjoy cold or warm. If you like more fruit, feel free to throw in some pineapple or orange bits!