Salad Recipes: Green Gram (Mung Bean) and Pomegranate Salad

Updated on May 27, 2017
Green gram (mung bean) and pomegranate salad
Green gram (mung bean) and pomegranate salad
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A Simple Recipe

You can eat this salad as a small meal in between the regular meals or as a side dish along with a regular meal. Generally, salads are made with raw and fresh ingredients. People make many salad varieties; most of them are healthy and tasty too.

Some salads can cause indigestion because the ingredients are raw. Keep this in mind when eating salads!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: six cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups soaked split mung bean/split green gram, also called as Moong dal
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate, separated pearls
  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/6 cup coconut, grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch asafoetida/hing, powder
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/4 inch ginger, finely chopped/crushed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Soak the split mung beans in fresh water for an hour. Strain, and discard the water.
  2. Take all the ingredients in a bowl, along with the soaked mung beans. Mix well.
ingredients in a bowl for making the salad
ingredients in a bowl for making the salad

Tempering:

Note: You can make this salad tastier by adding tempering to it.

Heat a teaspoon of ghee or oil. Add some mustard seeds to it. Let it crackle. Add some split urad dal, 3-4 curry leaves. Mix well. Put off the fire. This is called tempering. Pour it on the salad. Mix well.


Nutritional Facts of This Salad:

Mung bean salad is a delicious, protein-packed lentil salad that can be made in a jiffy. This Indian recipe is so versatile that you can add one or two other ingredients like finely chopped cucumber or raw mango pieces to get a different taste.

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