One of the easiest and healthiest of all the salads- sprouted green gram salad. Sprouted green gram is rich in protein, easy to digest and when combined with some colourful vegetables and Indian spices make for a very fulfilling healthy evening snack.
You need to slightly plan ahead for this salad, as soaking and sprouting can take around 2 to 3 days depending on the temperature of your place. The recipe is very flexible, add or replace any vegetables of choice. You can also do multiple sprouted salad.
1 cup sprouts
Soak one cup of green gram (moong) overnight insufficient water. Drain the excess water in the morning. This step is common for both the methods mentioned below.
*Using sprout maker
I have a sprout maker, so I put soaked moong along with water in it and they are ready in 12-15 hours.
Take a cotton cloth/cheesecloth and tie the soaked moong in it. Then place it in a warm place and check for sprouting in 1-2 days.
Depending on the temperature at your place, it may take more or less time.
OTHER INGREDIENTS :
Peanuts, pressure cooked for 1 whistle/ boil in water for 10 minutes- 1/2 cup
Finely chopped yellow/red pepper- 1/4 cup
Finely chopped onions- 1/4 cup
Finely chopped tomatoes- 1/4 cup
Finely chopped coriander- for garnishing
OTHER FLAVOURINGS AND SEASONINGS :
Chaat masala- 2 teaspoons
Salt- to taste
Roasted cumin powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Chilly flakes/green chillies chopped/red chilli powder- according to taste preference
Lemon juice- from 1 big lemon
- In a microwave on high power, cook the sprouted moong for 3 to 4 minutes, tossing once in between. This removes any unwanted odour and bacterial growth from the sprouts.
- You can also saute the sprouts in 1 teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan.
Allow the sprouts to cool down, transfer it to a big bowl.
- Add boiled peanuts.
- Add all the chopped vegetables except coriander.
- Mix in lemon juice, salt and all other spices. Toss the sprouts well.
Garnished with coriander.