Monday, February 4, 2013

How to Sprout Mung Beans (Green Gram) at Home

Sprouted beans are powerhouse of nutrition. They contain abundant enzymes, protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. They also contain high level of antioxidants.No wonder they are considered "health food". Moreover they high in fiber and low in calories.So even those who are looking for a way to lose weight can include sprouts in their diet.You do not need any sprouting jar or any special gadgets to make sprouts at home. Home made sprouts are fresher and tastier than store bought ones. Today I am going to share with you 2 simple methods of  sprouting beans at home.

Method I

1. Select good quality seeds for sprouting. Clean and wash the mung beans and soak it overnight or for 7-8 hours.(see to it that the beans are submerged in water)

2. The Next day - (Second day)

Rinse the beans well and drain the water. Now look at the seeds below. They are swollen and plump.Some have even sprouted lightly.

how to sprouts green gram

3.Drain the water completely.

how to sprouts green gram at home

Wet a cheese cloth or muslin cloth or a thin cotton cloth, squeeze out excess water, transfer the moong beans in it and hang it loosely to drain remaining water if any.(as shown in the picture below)

how to sprout mung at home

4.Then keep the cloth along with the mung beans in a vessel at room temperature. Cover it with a lid and leave it overnight undisturbed.(the cloth should be damp and care should be taken to ensure that there is no water stagnant in the vessel)

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5.Third day -You can see that the seeds have sprouted well. Looks lovely, isn't it?

how to sprouts moong beans

If you want longer sprouts- Rinse and drain the beans through the cloth and keep it for another 5-6 hours.Again ensure that the cloth is damp and also there should be no stagnant water in the vessel otherwise the beans will rot.

If you are not going to use it immediately, it can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Method II

Follow Step 1 and 2 as mentioned above.

After draining the water from the Moong dhal completely, put them in a Casserole or hot pack, close it and leave it overnight undisturbed. The following morning the seeds would have sprouted.

Now you have learn't how to sprout moong beans at  home, we will see some delicious and easy salad recipes prepared with mung sprouts or green gram sprouts in our next post.

Note -  Follow the same method for all bean seeds.

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  1. So healthy for making salads...i do not buy store bought ones

  2. nice step by step explanation and informative post.

  3. Even I make salads with the sprouts....well written post, padhu.

  4. Very useful post...I do it once in a week using 2nd method...very handy and can be used anytime any recipe..

  5. We found it is very useful on step by step ; Good for health ; Keep it up Padhu.

  6. Thank you for this detailed explanation. I find your blog very helpful. Don't know how you manage to make these things and then actually take pictures and write about them. Its hard enough for me to find the time to cook properly. You must post one about how to cook efficiently.

  7. thanks for sharing informative stuff,Allah give u health & wealth,and hapiness, peace in ur life and ur family life

  8. Hi
    I used to do this in India perfect, but eversince coming to UK what i noticed is aout 30% to 40% of the seeds(green gram) are not germinated, ie. still remain hard however long i soak them in water. I don't know it is to do with the quality of green gram, did any one out side India experienced this, what is the reason and any solution.

  9. Hi Padhu, Is it possible to sprout Rajma? Can we follow the same procedure?

    1. It will sprout. Follow the same procedure.May be will take more time.


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