Monday, October 27, 2014

Moong Sprouts

How to make Moong Sprouts at home....

"Moong Sprouts"

Sprouts are basically germinated grains, seeds or legumes and its fun growing them too. Its the transitional stage between seed and plant or we could just call them baby plants. 
Moong Sprouts are very nutritious and has a crunchy texture and has a nutty taste, low in calories rich in fiber, vitamins, protein, minerals and enzymes....hence a super food. 

Here is a simple method to make moong sprouts at home. 


Whole Moong Dal - 1 cup


Pick,clean and wash Moong dal 3-4 times in running water.

Soak dal for 6-8 hours or over night, the Moong dal will swell up, discard any excess water and place it in a container cover with lid or a muslin cloth and leave it for 2 days.

If you check after a day you will notice that the sprouts have started appearing.

By day 2 the sprouts would be more developed and are ready to be consumed.  

Sprouts are ready to be used, 
Please wash them very well after you remove from the container and use it for your favorite recipe. 


I have made the sprouts in a glass jar and covered it with muslin cloth but you could alternatively prepare them by placing the soaked moong dal in a damp cloth or kitchen napkin, tie it properly and leave it for 2 days. The Moong dal will sprout. If you use the cloth method then ensure that the cloth is damp at all times as this will help in sprouting.

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