Titori | Sprouted Vaal | Lima Beans


Titori (Sprouted Vaal/Lima Beans)

Titori, also known as Sprouted Vaal or Lima Beans, is one of the tastiest sprouted beans which has various health benefits. If you get sprouted lima beans readily peeled in the market, it will be very convenient, otherwise the peeling can a bit of effort, although sprouting it is really easy. All you need to do for sprouting them is to soak them 12 hours/overnight. The water level should be twice as much as that of beans. After soaking them overnight, drain off the water but keep it moist and cover it tightly with a lid and keep it in a warm place for 8 hours. Let us have a look at its recipe.

Ingredients (3-4 Servings) :

  • Lima Beans - 500 g (soaked, sprouted and peeled)
  • Onions - 2-3
  • Curry Leaves - 3 Stems
  • Garlic - 10-12 Cloves
  • Green Chillies - 2-3
  • Kashmiri Chillies - 2 (Crushed)
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - 1-2 Pinches
  • Ginger - 1 Tsp
  • Powdered Spices - Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp, Dhanajeera powder - 1 tsp, Sambhar powder - 1 tsp, Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 1/4th cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Oil for frying - 5-6 Tbsp
Method :
  • Heat oil in a utensil and add finely chopped garlic, cumin seeds, Kashmiri chillies and let them fry for 1/2 minute.
  • Now, add finely chopped green chillies , curry leaves and asafetida to it and let them fry for a few seconds.
  • Add finely chopped onions to it and let them fry till they turn golden in colour.
  • Add ginger paste, sugar and salt to it and let them fry for 1/2 a minute.
  • Add the powdered spices to it and let them fry till the oil separates from the mixture.
  • Add lima beans to it (WITHOUT any water) and fry it without the lid for 5-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle a handful of water and cover it with a lid. Let it cook and check it every 5-7 minutes, sprinkling handful of water if it has gone dry. Repeat it till the lima beans are thoroughly cooked.
  • Finally, add chopped coriander to it before turning off the stove.
Tip - If you like it Khattu Mitthu (Sweet-Sour) then you can just add a tbsp of jaggery and a tsp of black vinegar to it, 5 minutes prior to turning off the stove.