Monday, April 22, 2013

Sprouted Moong and Horse Gram Salad

From being a person who would run the other direction if I see sprouts or anything to do with it, I have actually begun to love it! I still do not like them raw. No, I can never get myself to really like that form of it. But, I try variations to ensure my interest level is kept alive in these little power packed beans/grains. This was the first time I am trying my hands at sprouting horse gram. I used my usual simple method of sprouting moong beans... and this time too it worked like a charm!  It always amuses me to watch them sprout :)

Adding in a little onions and a handful of grated coconut to these simple sprouts makes them so yummy to munch on. I had them as a sides with my curd rice once and as a snack to munch on along with my evening coffee another time. Both the times, they tasted real good and you get this sort of feeling of goodness that you are treating yourself to some good health while you snack away to glory! :D

Makes: 1 big bowl
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


Sprouted Moong - 1 cup
Sprouted Horse Gram - 1 cup
Onion - 1 big
Coconut - 1/4 cup, grated
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1-2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1-1.5 cups
Salt - as needed


  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add the cumin seeds. Once it splutters, add in finely chopped onions and allow to caramelise.
  • Add in the sprouts, chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well.
  • Add in a cup of water, close the pan and allow to cook for ten minutes on medium flame.
  • At the end of ten minutes, once the water has been absorbed in by the sprouts, check if the sprouts are cooked to your preference, else add in some more water and cook for a further few minutes.
  • Add in grated coconut and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve warm!


  1. too good nandita.. u always add a healthy twist to all ur dishes.. i love this thing about ur recipes..salad looks very tasty... :)

  2. Hi Nandita, the sprouts salad looks very tempting. With onions, cumin, coconut, it must be flavourful too. Loved your duck shaped spoon.

  3. As healthy as it can get!! Lovely salad and repeating myself again, I am in love with your kitchen accessories.

  4. Very very healthy salad....lovely flavours and click...

  5. I make sprout salad with onion and tomato but will try it with coconut. You know I have bookmarked your coconut buns recipe and bought dry yeast but haven't tried it. Yesterday I surfed your Fb page and landed again on that recipe. I have to make it now :)

  6. Healthy, simple but with loads of nutrients for the my system. This is so inviting and keeping aside as the next recipe for my family.