Super food+Spices Stir fry
I love my veggies and stir fry’s are one of the best ways to eat them. Sprouted mung beans (easily available at Asian groceries or easily done at home) are a very well known super food. These combined with other vegetables and spices make a delicious and a unique stir-fry combination. I love this especially in summer when you feel like eating light and easy.
Goes with- This goes best with Quinos Lentils which can also be made in 15 minutes simultaneously while cooking this stir fry. This combination makes it a better high protein + light+super filling+ super delicious meal.
Here is the 10 minute-super delicious stir fry the Ashtanga way (super food + spices)
1 Tablespoon Coconut oil
5-10 curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
2 cup sprouted mung beans
2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, tofu, mushrooms etc)
1 Tablespoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste
Step 1– Add the coconut oil in the wok. Add the curry leaves and asafoetida. Let it cook slightly for a few seconds.
Step 2- Add all the vegetables and mung bean sprouts. Add the coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix it. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Note- There is no need to add water, since mung beans release water while you cook them. The cooking time varies on how well cooked you like your veggies, although over 7 minutes would be over cooking them 🙂
Step 3– Enjoy the delicious stir fry.
Secret tip- Even when 2 people follow the exact same recipe, the dish tastes completely different. Ever wondered why? In my experience, everyone’s food has a particular taste which does not only derive from their method of cooking but also from their mental framework while cooking and what emotions they cook with. There are some days at work when I come home and I am tired or too overwhemed to cook. So instead of going ahead with it just as another chore, I meditate for 10 minutes before I cook. I complete calm and ground myself and start cooking with a very pure intention of making the food with love and awareness. Some days I can sustain the awareness other days I cannot. But the bottom line is everytime I can sustain the awareness, I come up with new food recipes and the food tastes amazing.