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How To Make Moong (Green Gram) Sprouts and Kala Chana (Black Gram) Sprouts At Home : 5 Easy Sprouts Recipes!

How to make healthy black gram/ kala chana sprouts
How to make healthy black gram/ kala chana sprouts | Source
Healthy and Nutritious Green Moong / Green Gram Sprouts
Healthy and Nutritious Green Moong / Green Gram Sprouts | Source
Growing  healthy sprouts at home
Growing healthy sprouts at home | Source

How To Make Healthy Hari Moong/ Green Gram And Kala Chana/ Black Gram Sprouts

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  • Sprouting is the process of germinating seeds, beans and even whole cereals such as wheat.
  • It can be consumed either raw or cooked---preferably raw, in the form of salad or in a sandwich.
  • The health experts have time and again recommended this for its several health benefits.
  • It is said to contain high fibre, vitamins, proteins and minerals. which have a very positive impact on our metabolic activities.
  • It is especially recommended to those, who want to reduce weight and prefer a low calorie diet.
  • Since it is consumed mostly raw, cleanliness is very important.

You can make healthy sprouts at home!


It is highly recommended by Nutritionists to include Sprouts in your daily diet, especially breakfast.

Though easily available in stores and markets, it is a good and healthy idea to make them yourself at home. Here is how------

Step by step instructions:

1. Take 2 cups of green gram/' hari moong (in Hindi)' and 2 cups of black gram/ kale chane (in Hindi) separately.

2. Wash them thoroughly 3 to 4 times in clean water, to remove dust or any other unwanted ingredient from them.

3. Soak and cover them in clean water and leave them overnight. The container, in which you soak the pulses should also be cleaned properly.

4. Next morning you will find the pulses have swollen up.

5. Take two pieces of clean muslin cloth and soak in clean water. Squeeze excess water. Spread and transfer the swollen grams separately on to the cloth and tie them.

6. Keep in a container at room temperature and cover with lid. The container should be such that water does not stagnate at the bottom. The muslin cloth should remain damp. If it dries up sprinkle some water to make it damp again.

7. The sprouts start coming within 5 to 6 hours. If you want longer sprouts, keep for a longer time. In warm season, the sprouts come faster compared to the cold season.

8. Once germinated, the sprouts can be preserved in a container in the refrigerator. They can last for 4 to 5 days comfortably.

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Health Benefits Of Nutritious Sprouts:

The Health Benefits of Sprouts:

1. According to nutritionists and health experts, the sprouts are a powerful source of Anti oxidants, that is vitamins, minerals, enzymes etc. needed to prevent cell damage by the body.

2. Raw foods contain ample amount of oxygen, which is valuable for your body.

3. It is very essential to include roughage in your daily diet and this provides a good source.

4. The sprouts also have good amount of B group of vitamins and vitamin C.

5. It is also helpful to women with the onset of Menopause, as it eases symptoms like hot flushes.

Some Precautions to be followed:

1. The pulses must be washed carefully, because they are mostly consumed in raw form.

Any kind of toxins or dust should be washed away completely.

That is why making sprouts at home is safe compared to buying from the stores, because you can take all the care, which may not be possible, where large scale germination process is done.

2. The water used for soaking etc. should be clean because that enters the grams.

3. Some people are unable to digest raw food. So you can steam or boil them lightly.

Having a bowl of sprouted green or black gram in the breakfast keeps you active throughout the day.

It can also be used for evening snack.

Moong/ Chana Sprouts with finely chopped onion, tomato, green coriander and lime juice---Loaded with Nutrition and yummy too
Moong/ Chana Sprouts with finely chopped onion, tomato, green coriander and lime juice---Loaded with Nutrition and yummy too | Source

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Easy And Healthy Moong-Chana Sprouts recipe:

1. Raw Sprout Chaat --

Mix a handful of green gram(moong) / black gram (chana) / other sprouts along with finely chopped, onion, tomato, finely cut green coriander leaves, a pinch of salt and few drops of lime juice.

Toss it and enjoy a healthy snack in the morning. You can add finely cut green chillies if you like it hot.

2. Boiled Sprout Chaat --

You may boil the green gram/ black gram sprouts, if you do not like them raw. But boil only till they are tender. Do not over boil as it will destroy its nutrients.

Add finely cut onion, tomato, cucumber, green chilly and green coriander.

3. Sprout Soup--


Take one cup of green gram sprouts, two cups water, pinch of salt and half teaspoon finely grated ginger.

Cook for five minutes on medium heat in a heavy bottomed pan. Let it cool a little.

Mash it with the back of a spoon or blend lightly with a hand blender.

Heat it again for few moments and serve warm. You may add pepper powder and butter if you desire.

4. Sprout cutlets--

You can grind sprouts into a paste. Add finely cut onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies, few drops lemon juice, salt to taste. Flatten into round shape on your palm and shallow fry them in a flat pan on medium heat.

If you don't want to fry you can also grill them in oven. Serve hot.

5. Stuffed Sprout paratha/ rolls"--


Boil some sprouts until they are tender. Grind them in a food processor. Mix some salt, grated ginger, one teaspoonful aniseed and finely chopped green coriander leaves.

Knead some soft whole wheat dough. Divide them into small balls. Fill in one teaspoonful of the sprouts mixture and carefully seal the edges. Flatten on your palm and then carefully roll them onto a rolling board.

Cook on both sides on a medium hot flat pan. Apply butter if you like. Serve hot.

Use your imagination to create many more nutritious recipes with sprouts.

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Do you make sprouts at home? Please share in the comments section. 43 comments

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Marsei 4 years ago from New Orleans

This is interesting. I'm going to try it.

Thanks.

marsei


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Marsei, for stopping by and commenting. I am glad you found it interesting.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time, but didn't know the best way to do it. Thank you for these easy-to-follow instructions. The photos are most helpful, too.


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi MarleneB!

I am pleased that this hub is useful to you. Thanks for appreciation and your kind visit.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Good advice. To be honest, I hadn't really had these until Asia. However, although they are best raw, I really like them in soups ... they just add a little interest.

Shared, up and useful.


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ausmedus 4 years ago from Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Very helpful HUB, Thank you so much.............:)


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Brett. Tesol, for your valuable feedback. You are right, these are more popular in Asia. In soups also, they taste great and are nutritious too. Have a great day!


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and useful!

A hub with full of important tips or rather I must say healthy tips to remain healthy. You've highlighted all the important points very specifically. It is a very neat work by you. Sharing and pinning!


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi ausmedus!

Thanks for for visit and valuable comments. I am pleased you found it to be helpful.


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anupma 4 years ago from India

Sprout is really useful for good health. It is nutritious. I take it in my breakfast. Thanks for sharing it.

Voted up, useful and interesting.


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi anupma, great to hear from you.

Even I take sprouts daily in my breakfast. I am pleased that you found this hub useful and interesting.


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi shampa!

Thanks for stopping by and all those nice words of appreciation. Thank you so much for sharing it .


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Useful tips to easily make sprouts at home. I love sprouts and these two are my favorites.

Voted up, useful.


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks rajan jolly, for your visit and support. I am glad you found it useful.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Thank you for sharing this useful hub, Sprouted grams are great for health.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Thank you for sharing this useful hub, Sprouted grams are great for health.


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Vellur for your support. Yes, you are right, sprouted grams are indeed very good for health. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks again.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome an great idea and thanks for enlightening me on this Hub


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks DDE, for your appreciative comments.


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rumanasaiyed 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

I like sprouts very much. I usually have it by frying it with little bit of oil and adding some spices in it. Thanks Chitrangadasharn for sharing it with us...


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks rumanasaiyed, for visiting and your comments. Your way of taking sprouts is equally nice and healthy. Thanks.


tasneem 3 years ago

Thank u so much fr elaborated procedure.


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks tasneem, for your visit and comments!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

I love eating sprouts and I have not made these sprouts for ages as I could buy this now in our Asian shop. Thanks for sharing this very informative and useful hub. Voted up and shared.


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Thelma Alberts, for visiting this hub and your kind comments!

Its good to grow the sprouts at home.

Thanks for voting up and sharing!


pooja 3 years ago

Can sprouted green gram be given to 8month old


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Pooja!

Thanks for your visit. An 8 month old baby is too young and their digestive system is not that developed. If at all you want to give sprouted gram to the baby, it should be boiled, just as you will in a Khichdi or broth. And such small kids must be given food in small quantity first and see whether it suits them or not.

It is advisable to consult the paediatrician for further details.

Thanks!


Aliyaah 3 years ago

thanks for sharing such wonderful tips..I have jus started dieting with fruits and kala chana..nw will continue with sprouts..thanks a ton


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Aliyaah!

Thanks for visiting this hub and your appreciation! I am glad that you found the tips helpful to you.

Wish you all the best in you efforts to eat healthy food and live a healthy life.

Thanks and have a good day!


chandrashekar p m.mysore 2 years ago

Thanks for this valuable health tips. I want to know the all the other grains or grams which can be used as raw sprouts.Can we use little quantity of sprouted methy and groundnut.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks chandrashekhar p m, for your visit and positive feedback!

Yes you can sprout other whole grains and whole pulses too by the above mentioned method. I have sprouted wheat, Rajma and Kabuli chana by this method. Methi can also be sprouted, though I have not tried groundnut.

Thanks and have a good day!


bhawna mishra 2 years ago

Thanks for giving these useful tips


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks bhawna mishra, for your visit and positive comments!


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colorfulone 2 years ago from Minnesota

I love sprouts, and have thought about doing some sprouting. Really, I should just give it a go and enjoy healthy salads and sandwiches.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you colorfulone, for reading this hub and commenting!

Its always better to do our own sprouting. Thanks and take care!


chandrakala 2 years ago

Is it cold to have green gram sprouted, as i get fre quently get cold during winter.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi chandrakala!

Thanks for your visit! I am sorry, I could not understand your question.

If you are saying that due to cold you are not able to grow sprouts. Well the answer is that you can grow sprouts in the casseroles. I have mentioned the procedure above.

Thanks!


Aditya 8 months ago

Very informative !


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ChitrangadaSharan 8 months ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you beta @Aditya!


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PegCole17 7 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

Beautiful, colorful photos and I loved the explanation of the stuffed sprouts in the wheat dough paratha rolls. Sounds delicious! I will have to get into starting sprouts again using your method. Thanks so much.


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ChitrangadaSharan 7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks PegCole for your kind visit and comments!

I am pleased to know that you liked the hub and the recipes. Sprouts are a regular in my home and I never miss them in breakfast.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the rolls when you make them.


prasanta, Doha QATAR 7 weeks ago

you have written a most effective articles... that is my every day breakfast..

your articles help me a lot.

hope you are doing well.

Thanks for beautiful job.


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ChitrangadaSharan 7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you Prasanta for your kind comments!

Glad the article is helpful to you. Appreciate you for stopping by and your positive feedback !

Thank you!

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