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Sprouting the bean is the one which I am seeing from my childhood days, my mom use to sprout mostly twice or at least once a week.  She used to incorporate these sprouts in so many salads, stir fries etc and some time we also eat them raw.   It has amazing nutritional/health benefits.  The health benefits of bean sprouts are tremendous as they are rich with proteins, enzymes, moisture, vitamins and minerals.  Sprouting increases the digestion.  You can sprout more beans once in a week and store them for the whole week.  In this way it’s easy to have sprouts daily in your diet. 


Today I am posting, How to sprout the Mung Bean?  The same procedure can be adopted for sprouting all kind of beans like garbanzo, pinto, black bean etc.   In the Indian Ayurvedic approach to health, Mung Beans are one of the most cherished foods.  The amazing biochemical process of sprouting, transforms this seed with a number of significant health benefits into a "Super food".  The sprouting process makes Vitamin C available which is not found in the seed. 

Here are few recipes that you can make using this sprouted Mung bean...See the notes in the below posts to get more ideas on how to use sprouts in other ways :) 

3. Moong Dhal Salad (Follow the same procedure by substituting the Moong dhal with sprouted Mung bean)   
4. Green gram with spinach curry  ( Substitute the whole Mung with the sprouted one and follow the same procedure)
5. Tri color Channa sundal ( Substitute other bean with this sprouted mung bean and follow the same procedure)
6. Seasoned Green Gram ( You can use this sprouted Mung bean for the same procedure)
Still there are so many recipes that you can make using the sprouts, will post one by one so stay tuned for future post on sprouts recipes.

How to Sprout??? (Mung Bean/Green gram)


Mung bean
Muslin Cloth
Wide bowl for sprouting



Method :

1. Wash the dried Mung bean, remove the dirt and stone if any.
2. Soak them for at least 8 hrs (preferably overnight) in about 3 times the water.
3. Next morning drain them off completely using a colander.
4. Once they are drained completely, put them in the muslin cloth.
5. Loosely tie them and keep in the big bowl and close with the lid.
6. Keep them in the dark place for 8 hrs. (Preferably overnight)
7. You will get beautifully sprouted bean the next morning...

Enjoy them raw or in salads..for your healthy diet.


Here are few things you should keep in mind for successful sprouting...

1. Select good quality Bean.
2. Make sure the water is drained completely after the soaking process. (but little moisture is ok)
3. Use only the muslin cloth to tie the bean. (Don't use a thick cloth)
4. The bean has to be soaked minimum of eight hours, less hours of soaking will not yield good sprouts.
5. If you’re sprouting Garbanzo, pinto or black beans which are bigger in size than the Mung bean, keep it in dark place for extra 4 to 5 hours.
6. Do not open the bowl often while it is in the process of sprouting.

Mina Joshi  – (April 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM)  

I love sprouted mung beans. They are so healthy. I adore your pictures.

Prema  – (April 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM)  

Wow wonderful post pavi,stunning the first pic more:)

Hamaree Rasoi  – (April 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM)  

Very healthy and nutritious sprouts.

Priya Suresh  – (April 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM)  

I do the same way too..lovely clicks..

R  – (April 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM)  

great tutorial on sprouting. thnx for sharing.

turmericnspice  – (April 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM)  

Absolutely brilliant clicks - love love love it !

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (April 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM)  

I love to do this !! Nice pctures Pavithra !!

GEETHA ACHAL  – (April 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM)  

மிகவும் தெளிவான விளக்கத்துடன் கூடிய குறிப்பிற்கு நன்றி...படங்கள் அனைத்துமே சூப்பர்ப்...

Pari Vasisht  – (April 18, 2012 at 1:28 AM)  

Hi Pavithra,

Love the sprouts and they frequent my kitchen too. Nice pics. Have not heard from you in a long time..



Aruna Manikandan  – (April 18, 2012 at 1:34 AM)  

nice post with beautiful pictures :)

radha  – (April 18, 2012 at 5:10 AM)  

Once sprouted the bean can be eaten with very little preparation. And so very healthy too.

My Kitchen Antics  – (April 18, 2012 at 5:51 AM)  

a really interesting post pavitra. i am thinking i should try this soon.

Suparna  – (April 18, 2012 at 8:35 AM)  

detailed pictorial...lovely eyecatching snaps!! good post.

Victoria Challancin  – (April 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM)  

I haven't "sprouted" in a long, long time. You have inspired me--plus I love your easy method. This was a very useful and inspiring post. Thanks.

Anonymous –   – (April 18, 2012 at 2:36 PM)  

I love sprouting and often smile at those who think it's a difficult process.

Gorgeous photos ;)

Kiran @

Anonymous –   – (April 18, 2012 at 4:44 PM)  

YOu know I have been thinking and thinking to make sprouts at home but it never happens! Your method more easy than I knew!

Unknown  – (October 31, 2014 at 9:57 AM)  

Nice post thanks for sharing keep the good work.
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pavan  – (August 29, 2019 at 6:11 AM)  

nice information

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