Sprouted Moong and Methi Pulao

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This recipe is from the magazine "Femina", a woman's magazine that is amazing and too good for words!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinate the chopped vegetables including the mint leaves and fenugreek leaves(methi) in the yogurt, salt, garam masala powder and ginger-garlic paste for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee or oil in a skillet.
  3. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  4. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves and green cardamoms.
  5. Fold in the sliced onions.
  6. Add the marinated mixture followed by the sprouted green moong(lentils) and mix well.
  7. Saute for a few minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes and coconut(if using) and mix well. Fold in some water(about 1/2 cup) and allow to cook till soft.
  9. Cook rice in a separate pot until soft and fluffy. Drain out the starch(excess water).
  10. Keep aside.
  11. Now add the cooked vegetable mixture to the cooked rice and mix lightly with a fork so as to not break the grains of rice.
  12. Garnish with sliced onion rings, green onion(whites and greens) and parsley.
  13. Serve hot with chilled yoghurt on the side.
  14. Enjoy!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a