Food you eat is according to its character and effect upon the body and the mind. One can find out the nature or temperament of a man from the nature of the food he prefers. Sattvik food is a food which is simple, healthy and good for your body.
Sattvik food is always freshly cooked and simple, juicy, It is light, nourishing, sweet and tasty. It increases the energy of the mind and produces cheerfulness, serenity and mental clarity. Sattvik food is highly conducive to good health. People who follow the Sattvik way of eating are known to be clear-minded, balanced, and spiritually aware.
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need."
(By Ancient Ayurvedic proverb)
How you eat your food is even more important than what you eat. Even foods, which normally cause greater imbalance, will be digested reasonable well if the proper rules are followed. Likewise, if you eat the correct foods in the wrong way, your digestion will be compromised and gas, indigestion and the formation of toxins will follow. If you follow these food habits and choose the correct foods then your digestion will be maximized and you will experience optimal digestion. sprouted moong are the very healthy and are packed with all the goodness. I thought to have something very easy but delicious to enjoy the Sattvik food. As Shravan Month is going on, In India there are lot of people who don't eat Onion, Garlic and all stuffs during this month, So to celebrate this month we Foodiemonday Team decided to post some No Onion, No garlic recipes for you all. These all are the Sattvik Dishes, which is very simple and healthy food. Try out this Sprouted Moong Dhokla in these days and Enjoyyy the healthiness. Check out the other recipes too of my fellow bloggers of Foodiemonday Team for wonderful foodie idea to enjoy this month. :)
250 gm Sprouted Whole Moong
120 gm Gram Flour
3 Green Chilies
1 Inch Ginger
11/2 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Cumin seed powder
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
1/2 tsp Soda bicarb
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Sesame seeds
7-8 Curry leaves
1. Wash the whole Moong and soak them in water for overnight.
2. Rinse again the soaked Moong and place them in a wet muslin cloth and again put them for 6-8 hours without disturbing the position.
3. Untie the cloth and check the Moong, The sprouted Moong are ready to use. If they are not sprouted properly, sprinkle some water on them and again tie the cloth for 3-4 more hours.
4. Now to make Dhokla, First crush the sprouted Moong coarsely and put the paste aside. (Note: To crush the Moong, you can use lil amount of water to make coarse paste.)
5. Now, Cut the carrot roughly, and add green chilies, ginger and some roughly chopped coriander leaves and make churn them in a mixer.
6. Add this carrot mixture paste in sprouted Moong paste and make a Dhokla batter by adding buttermilk and Gram flour.
7. Season the batter with salt, red chili powder, and cumin seed powder. and keep the batter aside.
8. Now heat a dhokla maker with some amount of water in it, and grease the dhokla plate with oil. let the water starts boiling, Now add Soda bicarb in dhokla batter and 1 Tbsp of Oil and mix the batter properly, and place this mixture on dhokla plate, cover it with lid and steam the dhokla at least for 15-20 minutes. (Note: If you dont have dhokla maker, simply take a big deep vessel and add water in it, let it starts boiling and place the plate on it which has the exact diameter of that vessel, and spread the dhokla mixture in that plate and cover it with another big size of plate tied with muslin cloth.)
9. After 15 minutes check the dhokla with knife or with toothpick, If the knife is coming clear out of the dhokla, They are ready. If not let them steam for 5-10 more minutes. After 5 minutes cut them in square shape, or in diamond shape.
10. Now, heat a pan with Oil and add mustard seeds, let them splutter, then add green chilies, curry leaves and sesame seeds. add little amount of water and 1 tsp of sugar in it, and cook it for 1 -2 minutes. turn off the gas and spread this Tadka on Prepared Dhokla, Garnish them with some chopped coriander leaves and serve them with Tomato ketch up or with Green chutney.