5 from 1 vote
Easy Bean Sprouts Curry
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
An easy and tasty Bean Sprouts Curry in a tomato-onion-garlic sauce. This is a vegan, gluten-free, soy-free recipe.
Course: Bean Sprout Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Vaishali Honawar
  • 1 cup dry matki or mung beans, soaked and sprouted. In summer, you should see sprouts appear on the second day. Read this post for a primer on sprouting., moth
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1- inch knob of ginger, sliced
  • 1-2 green chili peppers like serrano, chopped roughly
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut, can substitute with 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida (hing), optional
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or wok
  2. Add the mustard seeds and, when they crackle, add the asafetida, if using, then add the onions, turmeric, cayenne, if using, coriander powder, and coriander leaves.
  3. Saute for a few minutes until onions start to just brown.
  4. Add the tomatoes and garam masala. Let the tomatoes release most of their liquid.
  5. Add the uncooked, sprouted beans (precook the beans only if you use a larger bean like a chickpea or a kidney bean). Add the coconut and stir well.
  6. Add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, cover and let the curry cook about 30 minutes or until the beans are cooked. If you want more sauce, add more water.
  7. Add the lemon juice.
  8. Add salt to taste. Garnish with more coriander if you wish.
  9. Serve hot with chapatis or rice.