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Macaroni with Sprouted Legumes

Sprouted_Legumes_Macaroni_1 This winter season gave me a chance to buy plenty of fresh legumes. Many fresh legumes started sprouting in the fridge without any efforts. I used these legumes in Pongal Kootu, Fresh Rajma and Banana Pepper Stir Fry, Fresh Green Peas Spread, Fresh Mochai (Field Beans) Stir Fry. With remaining fresh legumes I cooked a fast food using macaroni.

Sprouts with macaroni is a tasty and healthy meal. My son likes macaroni and I also started liking it when cooked with sprouts. To make it faster, I cooked this in pressure cooker as per the instructions given by the manufacturer.

Cooking Time: less than 30 minutes


  • Macaroni – 2 cups
  • Fresh peas sprout – ½ cup
  • Double beans or Lima beans sprouts – ½ cupSprouted_Legumes_Macaroni_2
  • Butter beans sprouts – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2 no
  • Tomato – 2 no
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – 2 table spoon
  • Capsicum and carrot one each – chopped for garnishing



  • Chop onion, green chilli, coriander and tomato; in a pressure cooker add oil and fry onion, green chilli; fry till onion is golden in colour; now add tomato, coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds.

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  • Add dry masalas, salt and fry for few minutes.

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  • Add all sprouts and mix well.

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  • Now add 3½ cups of water; (I used 1½ cup water for each cup of macaroni and additional ½ cup for sprouts); mix well.

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  • Now add macaroni and mix well.

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  • Pressure cook and when steam comes well put the cooker weight and keep in low flame for 5 to 6 minutes; allow it to cool and then open.

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  • Mix well, garnish with capsicum, carrot and serve hot.



  • As water quantity and cooking time may vary for different brands of macaroni, follow manufacturers instructions.

This post is part of the fourth edition of the event “Food for 7 stages of Life – Healthy Fast Food (25-34 yrs)” hosted by Radhika Vasanth and Cook Like a Bong.

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya January 24, 2010, 9:32 am

    Thats a very colourful and yummy macaroni dish…using sprouts is a healthy option and looks great too..

  • Priya January 24, 2010, 6:38 pm

    Such a hearty and nutritious pasta, nice variation with sprouted legumes..

  • Radhika Vasanth January 28, 2010, 4:58 am

    wow.. it looks healthy and delicious.. Thanks for sending it.

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