- 1 cup mung beans sprouts
- 2 tbsp chopped onions
- 1 tbsp chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp chopped green chilies
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp peanuts
- 1 tbsp tamarind chutney
- 1 tbsp green chutney
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup coriander leaves
- ¼ cup sev (small crunchy noodles)
People tend to choose street food when they get tired of regular food. While street food is not entirely harmless, it depends on how they are prepared. Hygiene, fresh ingredients, and the place must be considered while opting to eat outside. However, whenever possible take time to prepare food at home, eat together as a family or invite your friends. There’s always joy in preparing special meals at home. One of the easiest and healthiest snacks you prepare is sprouts chaat. It is highly nutritious because the main ingredients are sprouted mung beans or green grams and are combined with other power packed ingredients. Hence without a doubt, sprouts chaat is a perfect snack, and you can even have it for supper.
Mung beans are packed with potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber, and vitamin B6.
Onions contain phytochemicals that can remove free radicals. It can reduce the risk of developing gastric ulcers. According to the National Onion Association, the chromium and sulfur in onions can help in regulating blood sugar and increase insulin production.
How to make Sprouts Chaat
Mung beans are known by many names, including green gram, lutou, look dou, moyashimame, and oorud. It was first grown in the U.S. in the late 19th century as a livestock feed.
The onion was more than food after arriving in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians worshipped the onion, believing that its spherical shape and concentric rings symbolized eternity. (food reference)