Friday 12 March 2010

Spicy sprouted Moong beans.

Spicy sprouted Moong beans - Healthy protein packed sprouted moong beans cooked in aromatic spices with a hint of garlic and tomato.


1 cup dried whole moong beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 red dried chilli
2 tomatoes finely chopped and pureed
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
Lemon wedges for garnish.


1. Wash and soak the moong beans over night.
2. Next day drain the moong beans and place in colander.
3. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of water, cover and leave in a warm dark place to sprout. Check the beans after 24 hours, you should see small sprouts, sprinkle 1 tablespoon more water if beans have dried out. After second day beans will have sprouted fully and are ready for use.
4. Heat oil in a pan when hot add the mustard seeds and red dried chilli.
5. Add the garlic and sauté taking care not to burn it.
6. Add the sprouted moong beans, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder and chilli powder
7. Add 2-3 table spoon water and cook covered on low heat for 15 mins stirring occasionally till moong beans are tender.
8. Add the pureed tomatoes and cook for further 5 minutes.

Transfer to serving dish and garnish with lemon wedges.

Serve with hot rotis, kadhi and boiled rice.

NB .Sprouted moong beans can be frozen for later use.


  1. Simply Delicioso! Looks healthy and wholesome.

  2. ur recipes are so healthy..

  3. wow a healthy dish.We all eat it raw.And to make the sprout,u can soak it for 6 hrs and drain it throughly and spread it in a hotpack and leave it overnight.
    the resuts will be awesome.Everyday i do this.
    Will try this oneday

  4. dear simple
    very nice recipe indeed...a must try for all who wants a variation from the plain sprouted ones
    have a nice weekend

  5. Nayan,

    Sprouted Moong dal looks delicious and healthy one.

  6. Healthy and a delicious recipe!!!

  7. Yep nice and healthy. I love it love love ;)

    Like the presentation as well.

  8. Sounds super healthy&delicious!nice presentation too!

  9. very healthy...yet soooo tasty!

  10. I love moong beans..any time..... Especially when my mom prepares it for VISHU....... I love the curry with my favorite kotte or moode.....


  11. Hey Nayna

    Mag bahuj saras ane tasty lage che...looks tempting and delicious..I missed your one or two posts....

  12. Healthy and delicious recipe dear! Have a nice weekend!

  13. Hey, this is too healthy..I love anything with sprouts..

  14. I love moong sprouts and this looks so delicious.

  15. Sounds delicious! Love the blend of spices.


  16. i ove this..we have it breakfast..metimes with only papa and tea..

  17. Interesting and delicious dish with sprouts dear...looks yum :)

  18. wow very healthy as well as spicy n tasty recipe...nice presentatn dear


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