Sprouted mung beans (green gram) salad

Healthy Salad made with freshly sprouted mung beans, vegetables, and lemon juice dressing
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Sprouted mung beans (green gram) salad is a vegan-friendly recipe. This is a healthy salad made with freshly sprouted mung beans, vegetables, and lemon juice dressing. Sprouted mung beans are mixed with diced cucumber and tomato, finely chopped cilantro, and green chilies. Add a simple dressing of lemon juice and toppings like roasted peanuts or sunflower/pumpkin seeds to complete this salad.

Mung beans are a staple source of protein across many countries in Asia.  Sprouted or boiled mung beans are used in different dishes like curries, pancakes, or salads. I am sharing a very simple salad that can be prepared in less than 15 minutes. 

I have explained how to sprout mung beans in the instructions section.

Please try this recipe and if you like it, please share it with your friends. I would appreciate it if you can leave your feedback with any suggestions and comments.  

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Total Time 15 mins Servings: 2

Description

A fiber and protein-rich healthy salad made with sprouted mung beans and chopped veggies like cucumber, tomato, cilantro, and green chilies. Add a simple dressing of lemon juice and toppings like roasted peanuts or sunflower/pumpkin seeds to complete this salad.

 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. How to sprout mung beans ?

    • Soak the mung beans in water for at least 12 hours. The ratio of water to mung beans should be 3:1.
    • After 12 hours, drain the water from mung beans.
    • Transfer the soaked mung beans onto a thin wet cloth (muslin type / thin towel) 
    • Tie the edges of the cloth to enclose the mung beans (looks like a round bundle)
    • Keep the wrapped mung beans in a warm place away from sunlight
    • After about 12 hours you should see the sprouts appear
    • If you like to get longer sprouts, open the cloth and spread the mung beans before tying them back into a bundle.
    • Sprinkle some water on the cloth and keep the mung beans wrapped in the cloth for another 8-12 hours.
    • We can store the sprouted mung beans in the refrigerator for 3-4 days

  2. Chopping the vegetables

    • Dice the cucumber and  tomatoes into small pieces
    • The green chilies need to be chopped finely
    • Chop fresh cilantro

  3. Serving the salad

    • Take a salad bowl
    • Add sprouted mung beans, cut vegetables, cilantro, chilies
    • Add lemon juice and salt
    • Mix well and adjust salt as needed
    • Divide the salad into desired portions and serve on the plate
    • Add toppings of peanuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds

Notes

  • Prepare the salad when you are ready to eat. If you store the prepared salad, it will turn watery and it doesn't taste good.
Keywords: Mung, Moong, Hesarkalu, green gram, salad, maash, moong, monggo, munggo

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