Green Gram SaladGreen gram salad is one of the simple starter recipes which is enriched with protein and vitamins. Its not only colorful by its appeal but also helps in controlling sugar levels. For those who are willing to reduce their weight, Mung bean salad helps in reducing body cholesterol and keeps your belly flat.

You may get sprouted green gram packed in polythene bags but I always recommend you to sprout beans at home. It takes less than a minute. All you need to do is soak beans whole night by adding appropriate water. When you wake up early morning, drain water and put them in a clean cotton cloth, you will find them sprouting by the time you make the salad.

You may also like my other salad recipes – onion salad, ridge gourd salad, eggplant salad and black eyed pea salad.

Ingredients:

Green gram (Moong dal) – 4 cups

Carrot (grated) – 1 cup

Onions (sliced) – 1 cup

Fresh Beans – ½ cup

Fresh coconut (grated)- 4 spoons

Salt – required

Red chilly powder – required

Pepper powder – 1/2 spoon.

Green chilly (minced finely) – 2 tsp.

Lemon juice – required



Preparing Green Gram Salad:

 

  • Wash and soak moon dal seeds overnight for about 8 hours.
  • Next day morning clean sprouts with drinking water gently.
  • Put them in clean white cloth (muslin cloth) and tie a knot.

Tip: Maintain moisture to muslin cloth so that water is absorbed by seeds.

Note: Do not put water and put tie them, it needs just moisture, extra water may rotten seeds.

  • Try to maintain 28-35 degree temperature so that seeds sprout.
  • Mix Sprouted green gram, onion, fresh bean, carrot, coconut grate and green chillies.
  • Add salt, chilli powder, pepper powder and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Green gram salad is ready, garnish with coriander leaves or curry leaves and serve.

Tip: Same recipe can be made instantly if needed. In this scenario we don’t use sprouted moong dal but soak dal and boil them so that they get cooked from inside.

 

 

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