- Green gram sprouts – 1 cup (Steam cooked)
- Red chilli or green chilli – 2 Nos
- Oil – 1 teaspoon
- Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
- Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
- Asafotida – a pinch
- Curry leaves – few
- Lemon juice – few drops
- Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon (optional)
- Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste
Green gram also known as “Moong” is a popular pulse, which is rich in protein. Sprouted beans are better known for its health benefits and it is easily digestable.
Soak a cup of green gram in water for atleast 12 hours. Wash well and put it in a muslin cloth and tie it like a bundle. Hang it for another 10 to 12 hours in a warm place. When you open the bundle you will see all the grams are sprouted well. (If you are living in a cold place, then it will take more time and you can sprinkle little water over the bundle and keep it for more time. Or you can put the soaked gram in a hot pack and keep it).
You can use this sprouts in salad or making raita as it is. If you do not like raw smell, then just steam it for five minutes or microwave it. You can add this to vegetable poriyal or kootu or to any dish you like.
Simple sundal Recipe:
In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add urad dhal and fry till it become light brown. Add asafotida, red chillies (cut into pieces), and curry leaves. Fry for a second. Then add the sprouts and salt. Mix well. Before removing add lemon juice and coconut gratings. Mix everything well once again.