Best Breakfast / Brunch : Puri Bhaji In Instant Pot (Sprouted Moth Beans Curry)

Hello Foodies
           Puri Bhaji is one of my favorite breakfast menu since childhood. I remember on Sunday
morning my Aai(Mom) used to prepare puri bhaji for breakfast and there was a race between my brother and me, that who is gonna eat more Puris and every time he wins(such lovely childhood memories). It is a perfect breakfast for lazy weekends when my Aai prepares the puri bhaji for breakfast or brunch, then she also prepares a Maharashtrian style dal-khichdi, and we used to whip this up with a dollop of ghee and tangy, spicy mango pickle, such a comforting meal. In Indian household, this sprouted moth beans curry is commonly known by the name ‘Puri Bhaji.’ In central India, Puri bhaji is served as a street snack. Along with sprouted moth beans, medium spiced potato stir fry also served.
          It's easy, scrumptious and healthy instant pot vegetarian recipe. If you are hosting a party at home and don't want to prepare something elaborate and complex, then this should be your go-to recipe. Pair it with puri, potato stir fry, and finely chopped onion-coriander. It is a simple and perfect recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which is easy to digest. Curry leaves add a pleasant aroma to the dish. It is also an instant, easy and healthy side for rice and chapati.


Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Each Serving of Puri Bhaji Contains 230 Calories.

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Ingredients :

  • Sprouted Moth beans 1 ½ cup
  • Potato 1, peeled and chopped
  • Onion 2 finely chopped
  • Tomato 2 chopped
  • Desiccated coconut 3 tbsp
  • Green chili 3 strips, chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 Tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Red Chilli powder 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 Tsp
  • Cumin Powder 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric 1 Tsp
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Curry leaves 10-12
  • Coriander ¼ cup
  • Veg. Oil 2 tbsp
  • Water 1 ½ cup

Instructions :

  • Turn on sauté mode of the instant pot and heat veg.oil.
  • Splutter cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and curry leaves.
  • Now add chopped onions and saute and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add green chilies and ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
  • Add tomatoes, sauté for a minute and add all the spices (turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder), salt and coriander leaves and
    mix well.
  • Add ½ cup of water to the pot and mix well.
  • Turn off the saute mode and using hand blender or grinder, blend the onion-tomato-spices mixture into a smooth paste or pureé.
  • Now, add the sprouted moth beans, potatoes, and water 1 cup, mix well.
  • Close the lid and place the vent on sealing position.
  • Cook on manual mode (Hi) for 2 minutes and followed by Natural Pressure Release (NPR).
  • Garnish with chopped coriander, and it’s ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with chapati, puri or with rice. Enjoy!!!

My Take:

  • You can add green peas instead of potato.
  • Instead of garam masala, you can add goda masala too.

Dietary Comments

  • It makes 4 servings. And based on a 2000 calorie diet, per serving contains 230 calories, along with 30.93 g carbohydrates, 9.69 g fats, and 8.25 g protein.

Health Benefits of Sprouted Moth Beans:

  • Bone Health: Calcium and Phosphorus present in moth beans helps in making the bones stronger and preventing osteoporosis from striking.
  • Weight loss: Being high in protein, moth beans are perfect for weight loss diets, because they help in increasing muscle mass, which causes the burning of a lot of calories all the time.
  • Moth beans are loaded with fiber, helps to promote regular bowel movement.
  • Moth beans also lower the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
  • Boosts up the immune system and helps in the growth and development of the body.

Good Time To Eat:

  •              It is good to eat puri bhaji for breakfast, lunch or for dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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