Sprouts are extremely nutritious and full of health benefits for a pregnant woman. They are high in dietary fibre that helps tackle constipation. This cutlet is a healthy snack, can be had at tea time.
INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
- White chickpeas (kabuli chana) – ½ cup, sprouted
- Whole Bengal gram (kala chana) – ½ cup sprouted and boiled
- Green Bengal gram (chana) – ½ cup sprouted and boiled
- Fresh coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
- Red chilli powder- ½ teaspoon
- Chaat masala – ½ teaspoon
- Cumin or jeera powder – ½ teaspoon
- Rice flour – ½ cup
- Oil for frying
- Finely chop the coriander leaves and place in a bowl.
- Add the sprouts and salt.
- Mash them together or blend in a mixer.
- Then add red chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin powder and mix it well with your hands.
- Heat the oil in a pan for shallow frying.
- Make small, flat cutlets with the mixture, coat them in rice flour and place in the pan. Shallow fry the cutlets till both sides are slightly golden-brown.
- They are now ready to be eaten with any sauce of your choice.
Sprouts are high in nutritional value. They are a rich source of vitamins, especially vitamin C, minerals and anti-oxidants, folate, fibre and amino acids. Sprouted green Bengal gram (chana) is a good source of sodium, potassium, carbohydrate and protein. 100 grams of Bengal gram contains 164 calories.