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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Recipe-Sprouted Moong/ Mung Salad


Sprouted Moong/ Mung Salad

Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked. Sprouted foods are considered to be the most nutritious foods and are a convenient way to have fresh vegetables for salads. In any season you can prepare sprouts at home. It is easy to grow your own sprouts.
Moong/Mung bean sprouts is the most widely consumed sprout on our planet and has a great nutritional value. It contains Vitamins A, B, C and Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Amino Acids Protein: 20% .Moong Beans come from a source which is certified organic and also are free of cholesterol. Moong Sprouts also contain a high source of fiber, are easily digestible and contain a high concentration of enzymes facilitating the digestive process. Sprouted moong will stay fresh in the refrigerator for almost a week, but only maintain maximum freshness for about 3-4 days, and then will start to grow slimy and decay.

Sprouted moong salad is a very colorful healthy and yet delicious recipe, a very good breakfast option. By adding some fresh fruit and veggies to the sprouted moong you can paint your plate with beautiful colors with a nutritional punch. Here I am describing step by step method to make sprouted moong salad. (Click here to know how to sprout moong/ mung beans)



Ingredients

  • 2 Cups sprouted moong/mung beans
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Tomatoe, chopped
  • 1 Cucumber (kakari) chopped
  • 1 Carrot chopped
  • 1 Capsicum (Shimla mirch) chopped
  • Lettuce chopped
  • Pomegranate (this is completely optional, it adds a sweet touch to your recipe and a good source of fibers, vitamins & potassium)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame (til) seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper (kali mirch)
  • Chaat masala


Method

  • Take the sprouted moong, tomato, onion, lettuce, cucumber, capsicum, carrot in a large bowl and mix them well.
  • Now add salt, black pepper, chaat masala, sesame seeds, and lemon juice as per your taste.
  • Toast it until mix well.

Your own homemade Sprouted Moong Salad is ready now. This will reflect not only your expertise, but will be a signature of nutrition value and colorful cuisine. Now serve the sprouted moong salad to your family which is not only a meal but a bundle of health benefits.

  • Click here to know how to sprout moong/ mung beans

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