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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sprouted Moong Salad

Sprouted Green Gram/Moong Salad/Sundal is a protein rich, refreshing and healthy salad. Dal when sprouted turn out to be sweeter and this combo goes well with cucumbers, lemon and green chili. Good for people of all ages and also for people who want to be on diet & for diabetics also.
Sprouted Moong Salad

Sprouted Moong - 2 cups
Tomatoes - 2 chopped
Carrot - 1/2 cup grated
Onion - 1 chopped
Green chilli - 1 chopped
lemon juice - 2 t.sp
Cucumber - 1 small (washed & chopped)
coriander for garnishing
salt to taste

For moong sprouts
Wash the moong and soak in water for about 6 to 8 hrs. Drain the water and put the soaked moong in a bowl or in a colander. Keep it covered. Leave it for about a day.

Once the moongs are sprouted, you can also use them raw for the salad. It is more healthier. But then we like it a little soft, so I steam the sprouts for some time. My mother used to use the raw sprouts as such.

Heat 1 t.sp oil in a pan, add onion. Once the onions are translucent add the green chilies, carrots and tomatoes. And cook for about a minute. Remove the pan from fire add salt, lemon juice, cucumber and the sprouted moong. Serve cold or warm.

Submitting this to the contest Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes hosted by Sangeeth of Art of Cooking Indian Food