Friday, November 27, 2015

Sprouted Moong Salad

This simple to make salad is a healthy and refreshing meal fix on any given day. This dish is perfect for when you are craving something light and nutritious. Ready in ten minutes, you can easily take this for lunch on the go or at the office/school. Just remember you have to sprout the moong beans in advance!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3 to 4 minutes
Serving: 4

  • 2 cups sprouted moong
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw mangoes chopped
  • 2 seeded green chilies chopped
  • 1/4 cup green coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder (jeera powder)
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan
  2. Once boiling, add sprouted moong, salt and turmeric powder
  3. Cook the sprouts for 2 to 3 minutes and then drain the water
  4. Let the sprouts cool to room temperature
  5. In a bowl add tomatoes, cucumbers, mangoes, onions, all spices including lemon juice
  6. Add sprouted moong and toss the salad very lightly
  7. Garnish the salad with green chili and chopped green coriander leaves

How To Make Sprouts:
Soak the whole moong beans in water for 10 to 12 hours. Drain the water and then wrap the beans in a muslin cloth or you can leave them in a bowl with a cover and with very little water (1 tablespoon). Store the soaked moong beans in a warm dark place or oven for a 1 to 2 days until sprouted.

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