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Friday, March 2, 2012

HOME MADE SPROUTS RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE SPROUTS

GREEN MOONG SPROUTS
   I don’t know  how i missed posting this recipe in my space, as it is a usual practice at my place to make sprouts twice in a week.  My husband and his brothers and even my mil used to eat raw sprouts everyday along with breakfast. Initially i was hesitant to eat the raw sprouts and later when i started eating them raw, i liked the taste and even my daughter also started liking this and she used to eat this raw. I learnt to make this easy way from my mil and i wanted to share this recipe today.
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INGREDIENTS:
GREEN MOONG DAL- 1/2 CUP
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METHOD:
  • Wash and soak the green moong dal in water for 6 hours.
  • Drain the water completely.
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  • Spread this in a casserole (hot box| hot pack) and close it and keep it untouched for 7-8 hours.(preferably over night)
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  • You can see the nice   moong sprouts the next morning.
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NOTE:
  1. The quality of moong bean is most important and if it is not of a good one sprouting will not happen properly.
  2. Always select a dark green colour green moong bean.
  3. Always soak the green moong dal in clean drinking water.
  4. Soaking time should not be less than 6 hours.
  5. If using any other lentil like black channa or white channa, soak for10 to 11 hours.
Will soon post some interesting recipes with sprouts.

42 comments:

  1. I normally wrap up the soaked dal in a clean plain soft cotton damp cloth overnight.Good post...will try this next time

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  2. This is a new technique... I've got to try this. I love sprouts, raw and steamed both.

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  3. This method looks easy will try it soon and let you know

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  4. I never tried putting these in casserole , usually wrap it in a damp cloth..will try this, useful post!

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  5. wow this method sounds easy...i always tie it tight with a damp cloth and keep in a warm place....:) Thnks for sharing dear!

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  6. Healthy for breakfast...good one! Beautiful pics

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  7. I always use man's handkerchief to wrap up and keep them to sprout. never tried this way. its interesting.
    SPICE UP THE CURRY

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  8. I too do it the same way, It has sprouted well. healthy one

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  9. Nice clicks. I feel lazy to do this

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  10. Even I do this the same way, only difference I cover them with a wet paper towel, awesome clicks Jeyashri..

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  11. A helpful post and the clicks are lovely.

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  12. Lovely photos Jeyashri!! I am sure this will help a lot of people!

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  13. I love sprouts too.. so filling and healthy. Looking fwd to the recipes.

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  14. I made sprouts from lentils a few weeks ago and they were great! I also saved a bunch and planted them with the sprouts poking out of the dirt... now I have lentil plants a foot tall!

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  15. Beautiful and refreshing pics !! My favorite sprout !!

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  16. the mung beans have sprouted so well. a great tip to use the hot box.

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  17. lovely clicks... love it... good tip on the hot box...

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  18. This is indeed a very healthy food!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Beautiful clicks!! Thanks a lot for the nice idea of using hot box to make sprouts!!

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  20. Lovely clicks...I usually tie it in a cloth...This method is more easy...Thanks for sharing..

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  21. I love the idea of eating sprouted lentils. That is something very famous in our house. My amma would make a sandwich with them. They are so healthy and protein rich. Informative post Jay!

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  22. Beautiful Clicks!!!!informative post!!!!

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  23. Like all the others, I too use wrap in a damp cloth. spreading in a casserole is new to me.

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  24. sprouts and picture looks wonderful

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  25. Lovely clicks Jeyashri, very informative post.

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  26. Your method seems easy, thanks for sharing this dear!

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  27. very informative post, especially for first timers

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  28. Lovely clicks. Beautiful!

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  29. Thanks for sharing this informative post

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  30. This method looks super easy..will try it soon..

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  31. Hi,
    tried this method ...got super sprouts ...method was so easy ..Thanks once again.

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  32. I tried this method n loved the sprouts. It is so simple n fss free. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Hey... might sound like a silly question, but since I've tried sprouting earlier and it caught fungus.. :(
    so im going to try your method... so back to my question.. after draining the water, how dry should the beans be, right before you put them in the casserole? Should I pat them dry with a paper towel, or let them be wet after draining the water? Pls help

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    1. Hi Mrs.Navy,
      Thanks for writing to me. After draining the beans, do not dry too much as the sprouting will not come if it is too dry, so do not pat dry.
      And ensure that there shouldn't be any water too. Just the beans should be moist and you can feel the wetness if you touch them. Many times this will get fungus if there is too much of water also.
      Hope this will help u

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    2. Alternatively you can also use a strainer, drain the water completely and then place in the casserole should give out wonderful sprouts as the beans would have already sucked in enough water to sprout

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  34. Hi Jeyashri! never knew sprouting was SO easy! THANKS! so much...no more buying sprouts.

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  35. Hi Jeyashri! never knew sprouting was SO easy....THANKS!
    No more buying sprouts....keep up the good work!

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  36. So with the hot box, It's great because it's insulated, keeps moisture and is dark correct. Overnight is pretty fast for that amount of sprouting as far as I can tell. The hot box differs from a crock pot in that it has no actively heating element right?

    Just trying to understand the pros of them, as they're not cheap. I've been using my fido jars.

    Also, I always thought the use of a hand cloth or towel was to ensure that gases could circulate while still keeping heat in.

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