Cooking is one of my passions. Though I work, I still make nutritious and tasty food at home.
Scrumptious and Nutritious
I often cook with mung bean sprouts at home. They are mildly sweet, low in fat, and very nutritious. They are good sources of protein, fiber, and calories.
Mung bean sprouts vada (fritters) are crunchy, delicious, and easy to make. You don't need any side dishes to serve with these vadas. They are spicy and appetizing on their own.
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10 vadas (fritters)
- 1 heaped cup mung bean sprouts
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3 dry red chilies
- 1/4 inch ginger, chopped
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh green coriander
- salt to taste
- oil for deep-frying
- Prepare the mung bean sprouts (see instructions below).
- Place the mung bean sprouts in a mixer or blender. Add the dry red chilies, garlic cloves, chopped ginger, and salt. Grind together to get a coarse mixture. Collect it in a bowl.
- Add the finely chopped onions and fresh green coriander. Thoroughly mix.
- Take a lemon-sized portion of batter and make a patty. Drop it into the hot oil. Make 5-6 such patties and deep-fry in a batch.
- Fry them over medium-high heat till they become dark brown. Turn them occasionally. Frying a single batch may take about 6 minutes.
- Transfer the cooked vadas to a plate with an absorbent paper towel. Cook the remaining vadas in the same way.
- Serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!
How to Make Mung Bean Sprouts
- Soak green gram (mung beans) in water for about 12–15 hours.
- Strain them. Put them in a container with a tight lid for about another 12–15 hours.
- Open the lid. You should now have sprouted mung beans. Use immediately or store them in the refrigerator for future use.