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Sprouts Salad

- submitted by Dahlia on 01-26-2008

(Sprouts Chaat, Moong Sprouts Chaat)

          Sprouting is a process where the seeds or grains are allowed to germinate. This naturally increases the nutritious value of the grain. It also increases the digestability of the same. Sprouts increase the vitamin and mineral content of the grain and decrease the carbohydrate and calorie content.
          Basically any whole legume or grains can be sprouted. Some sprouts have a change in flavour after sprouting. I've used whole green gram for this salad. But it can be substituted by sprouted chik pea, black channa or any bean.

Sprouts - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2(Chopped)
Tomato - 1(Chopped)
Green Chilly - 1 (Minced)
Lemon - 1/2
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - handful (chopped)
Mint leaves - 2-3(finely chopped)
1. Mix the onions, tomato,green chilly, sprouts, chopped mint and cilantro.
2. Add few drops of lemon juice to it with little salt. 
3. Mix everything nicely and serve as a healthy snack.

- For a sweeter version, skip the green chilly and add a tblsp of honey instead.

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Person   ()
i was told to put the green moong sprouts in hot water for 5 minutes and remove the raw smell as well as gas formation. I do not know how far it is correct. but liked it this way as i did not like the raw smell of the moong.
Person   ()
That's a nice tip. Thank You.
Person   ()
Hi Dahlia,
How to sprouts the beans at home. Kindly do explain me step by step and also how many days I need to wait to get the sprouts in the beans. Whenever I'm sprouting its taking too longer days and also it smeling when I'm about to wash for every 6-12 hours.
Person   ()
Hi Waheetha, I usually soak the beans overnight, then drain all the water, wrap it in a clean moist cloth and keep it covered in a closed container. Leave the closed vessel in a dark and warm place (this really helps). Just sprinkle few drops of water every 6 hours or so. You will notice sprouts in a day or two. Once you are dont sprouting, just give a good rinse. This will help you get rid of any smell.
Person   ()
hi dahlia,does the sprouts used r cooked?coz,uncooked sprouts may cause diarrohea to toodlers.please do answer me,
Person   ()
Hi Gayathri, I have used uncooked sprouts for my salad. But you may cook the sprouts and proceed. Even I don't recomment giving raw food to toddlers.
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Hi devika, I'm not familiar with this gravy but i'll surely try to help u.
Person   ()
very good for life
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Person   ()
Do you have to steam the green gram sprouts before making free salad ?
Person   ()
You don't have to... If you make the sprouts hygienically, you can eat it without cooking..
Person   ()
can we boil the sprouts
Person   ()
i haven't boiled it here.. but of course u can...
Person   ()
hey normal or simple indian does not use Cilantro for dhania :P so this word make this recipe complicated :P
Person   ()
oh... sorry about that... i'll try to mention the local names within braces for all future recipes.
Person   ()
this is extra nuticious and yummy
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Person   ()
Healthy & delicious... Sprouts are actually very good for health & are powerhouse of nutrients.

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