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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)
Wide bowl for sprouting
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.