Seeds commonly sprouted
Green gram/moong dal
For more details about seeds that can be sprouted refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprouting
Let me start with- How to Sprout?
1.Clean the seeds to be sprouted well.
2.Soak it in clean water for 15 hours.
3.Wash, drain water and transfer it to a dry vessel. Close it with a lid and keep a heavy object on the top. Do not disturb.
5. The next day, wash it well, drain the water and keep it again for 24 hours closed with a lid. Keep a heavy object on the top and do not disturb it. (See picture above Day 1)
6. After another 24 hours, you can see the seeds would have sprouted well (see picture Day 2). Spread it on a plate, dry it for 5 minutes and your sprouts are ready to be used in salads.
You can use it immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Note -you can grow sprouts for 3-4 days but make it a point to rinse it nicely everyday to prevent foul smell and contamination.
Water should be drained well otherwise the sprouts will rot.
Sprouted Green Gram Vegetable Salad
Prep Time : 10 mins(sprouting time not included)
Recipe Category: Salads
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Sprouted Green Gram -1 cup
Fresh carrots-2 (grated)
Grated Cabbage- handful
Capsicum -1 medium sized
Salt to taste
Fresh Lemon juice -2 tbsp or as needed
For the seasoning
Green chillies -2
Finely chopped ginger -1 tsp
Grated fresh coconut -1 tbsp (optional)
Finely chopped coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
Check out another method of sprouting
Can I use the sprouts available in supermarkets as is instead of following the "How to Sprout" procedure?
Komal – Yes, you can.
What other lentils can we sprout?
Kalaivani Senthil Nathan
whether we can use raw or boiled sprout to salad ?
You can add raw sprouts to salads.
Salads when packed for lunch box gives out water. (Especially while adding onions, cucumbers and tomatoes) how to avoid that padhu?
It is always better to eat salad fresh after preparing.
Rahul Kumar Singh
Do avoid watering of salad.. Do not add salt and if you have cucumber and tomato then deseed them as well.
Give a try.
There is also an easy way of making sprouts. Green gram should be cleaned and soaked in water for 8 hours. After that completely drain the water and transfer the green gram into a hot pack for 12 to 15 hours and there you go!!! Your sprouts are ready. It has worked for me. So I felt like sharing.