Sprouted Green Gram Sabzi / Hesara Kalu Palya

This sabzi is an all time favorite of my daughter. You can eat this with bread, chapathi or even poori. Sprouts are so good for health, you can eat it raw, cooked. You can make many varieties with sprouts; usli, add it to salad or make this sabzi.

Hesara kalu Playa

Ingredients :

  1. 2 cups sprouted green gram
  2. 2 finely chopped potatoes
  3. 3 grated carrots
  4. 2 finely chopped capsicum
  5. 2 tsp chilli powder
  6. 2 tsp coriander powder
  7. 1/2 bunch finely chopped coriander

Grind to a fine paste all the below ingredients:

  1. 1 onion
  2. 2 cloves of garlic
  3. 3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
  4. pinch of cinnamon
  5. 2 small tomatoes or 2 tsp tomato paste
  6. 2 inch grated ginger


  • Pressure cook sprouted beans, carrots, potatoes, and capsicum.
  • Grind all ingredients listed above into a fine paste.
  • In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil. Add 1 tsp jeera, haldi.
  • Now add the ground paste and fry for 4-5 minutes until the raw smell of the onion goes away.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and fry for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add the cooked vegetables and turn the heat low and allow all the ingredients to mix well for another 15 minutes.
  • Finally, add the chopped coriander.
  • Server this with bread, chapathi or even poori.

Here is a link if you want to know how to make green gram sprouts.

  1. Making Sprouts 

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by meeraghu on November 24, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Hi Meera,
    Thanks for your nice comments. Yes, I saw it in my Sister-in-Law’s house in Bangalore last time I visited, I immediately went to the store and brought one for me. I am so glad I am making so many friends online.

    BTW, many Meera’s have visited and commented.


  2. This recipe looks great! Hey we both have the same name!!:-)
    I also loved your kadai!


  3. Posted by meeraghu on November 21, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks Asha for the comments.


  4. What a wonderful dish, looks great Meera!:))


  5. Posted by meeraghu on November 20, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Suganya,
    Thanks for your nice comments. Yes, do try the recipe and let me know how it tasted. Also, what a site you have,wonderful.


  6. Posted by meeraghu on November 20, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Prathima,
    Thanks kane. I have everything in this blog which I myself went around searching over the internet, I want it also to be one place where you can find many things on cooking, Hinduism and so on…


  7. Meera, I am sprouting a jar of moong dal now. Will try this. I don’t even bother to make the gravy sometimes. A simple saute with onion and tomato makes a tasty subzi :). Thank you very much for this healthy entry.


  8. Posted by prathima on November 20, 2007 at 12:21 am

    hi Meeri,
    It had been a long tome since i visited your site.The Information is exhaustive and very valuable.Thanks for all the shlokas ,significance of festivals and recipes.


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