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Ingredients

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2 cups – sprouted mung beans
1 – small onion, finely chopped
1 – medium size tomato, finely chopped
1 – green chili, finely chopped (optional)
¼ tsp – red chili powder
½ tsp – chaat masala
1 tbsp – lemon juice as required
1 pinch – salt as required
1 small bunch – coriander leaves, finely chopped

Nutritional information

118
calories
25.08 g
carbohydrates
8.32 g
protein
0.83 g
fat
42 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Sprouts Salad

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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There is a time for everything. Time to relax and time to have fun and then there’s time to eat. However, people may wish for a magical spell or a wand that can produce the meal at any time you wish and anything you are craving for. While in the books and movies, you can make it happen, but in reality, that is impossible. Hence, you have no choice but to make time for yourself. Food is the fuel for your body. The type of food you consume often shows signs on your body. Fast food leads to tummy troubles and obesity. If you are tired of eating regular food, you can choose to have a salad for a change. Sprouts salad is obviously one of the best choices. It’s wholesome but requires a little preparation time.

Packing this to work or for your kids? Make sure you carry it in an airtight food storage container or in kids lunch box.

Health Benefits

Mung sprouts are very nutritious which helps to maintain the health of the skin. Several studies show that sprouting helps to increase protein content. They alkalize the body and protect from many diseases. Sprouted seeds help support cell regeneration.

Onions contain antihistamine effects due to its presence of quercetin, an antioxidant and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that can help in fighting cancer, diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay, and asthma.

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How to make Sprouts Salad

Sprouting of Mung beans

  • In a bowl take Mung beans as your required.
  • Wash the beans in water 2 to 3 times.
  • Add water and cover it up to 1 inch above the Mung beans.
  • Cover the bowl with a tight lid, and the beans soak overnight.
  • The next day Mung beans will swell. Discard all the water completely from the bowl.
  • Now place the Mung beans in a bowl with a tight lid.
  • Check after a day, and you will observe the sprouting.
  • On the second day, you will see longer sprouts.
  • Wash them, and the sprouts can be used to make any recipes you wish to do.

Making of Sprouts Salad

  • Rinse the sprouted mung beans in water.
  • Boil them till is completely cooked or half cook it (optional).
  • Drain the water from cooked mung sprouts.
  • Take the cooked sprouts into a bowl.
  • Add finely chopped onion, tomato, green chili (optional).
  • Add red chili powder, chaat masala, and stir it well.
  • Season with a pinch of salt or as required.
  • Add lemon juice as required, mix well.
  • Garnish sprouts salad with coriander leaves.
  • Serve Sprouts Salad immediately.

Trivia

Mung Beans is also called as Green gram, lutou, look dou, moyashimame and oorud. One pound of seeds produces about 6 pounds of mung bean sprouts.

According to an old English Rhyme, the thickness of an onion skin can predict the severity of the winter. Thin skins mean a mild winter and thick skins indicate a rough winter ahead. Libya has the highest consumption of onions. (food reference)

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