History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines. The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions.
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.
Blanch the moong sprouts in plenty of boiling water with a pinch of salt for about three to four minutes. Drain.
Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida and onion and sauté for two minutes. Add ginger and green chillies and continue to sauté for another minute. Add tomato and sauté for two to three minutes. Add the sprouts, salt and dry mango powder and stir. Cook on medium heat for two to three minutes.
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