Salads are a great way to get all nutrients yet have a low calorie meal.Indian saints and sages have always emphasized on Yoga and raw meals.Mixed sprouts salad is a crunchy bowl of goodness.You can either mix sprouts with other salad ingredients or serve them separately to make Buddha bowl.
How to make sprouts salad?
1.Take the beans/lentils of your choice. I prefer mung beans(green/brown) with black chickpeas(kale chane).You need to wash them and soak them in water for 8-12 hours.Depending on the weather you may see them starting to germinate at different times,so keep on checking on them every 6-8 hours.
2.After soaking mung beans for 8-12 hours,they look like above. Add more water if required
3.After 12-24 hours,they will start germinating ,move them to a colander or wrap them into a cloth.Keep them moist
4.After 12-24 hours,now they can be consumed, store the excess sprouts in the refrigerator.
Steam them until soft in a steamer or boil them in a pressure cooker for 1-2 whistles or enjoy them raw.
How to make moong dal sprouts salad Buddha bowl recipe
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Easy Sprout Salad
- 1 cup mung beans moong+moth beans
- 8-10 cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 apple/avacado diced(optional)
- 2 tbsp. lemon Juice
- 1 cucumber sliced and diced
- ½ pomegranate seeds optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Soak the beans for 10-12 hours in 3-4 cups of water.
- Transfer the beans to cotton/muslin cloth or colander and tie its ends diagonally.
- Place this in a warm and dry place.
- Keep them moist by running through ½ cup of water every 3-4 hours.
- Depending on the weather, germination process takes 1-2 days.
- Once the beans have germinated, you can eat them raw or steam them.
- Steam mung beans for 10-15 minutes(optional)
- Mix with rest of the ingredients.
Variations - Buddha bowl.
Sprouts salad recipe in Buddha bowl is very much in thing.They are great mix and match of flavor.However, such salads have been a part of old cultures like India and Asia since centuries
Buddha bowl is a vegetarian meal consisting of small portions of various foods served cold in a bowl.
This may include grains, plant proteins, salads. Some people also call it glory or hippie bowls.
They are very similar to poke bowls (fish bowls) but vegetarian.
Moong salad are an excellent source of enzymes and protein. They have very high levels of Vitamin A, D, C and E. They are a common ingredient in raw food diet. You can also germinate them easily at home. They are easy to digest and very good for weight loss.Black chickpeas also make a great combination with mung sprouts. Chana sprouts salad is a great way to add proteins in your diet.
You can enjoy them raw or steam them. Mix with different salad ingredients and raw veggies.
Sprout salad can be created with minimal ingredients and served at any party. Add a dash of feta cheese, pomegranate seeds for some variation.
Reduce the serving and steam them in case you have IBS or suffer from acidity.
Check with your medical practitioner prior to adding this to your meal.
Pressure cook sprouts for easy digestion when giving to small kids.
What else can you make of moong dal?