Friday, 23 August 2019

Moong Sprout Salad with Pomegranate Recipe



Moong Sprout Salad with Pomegranate Recipe


When was the last time you had a healthy Sprout salad?
Many find it too boring to make or eat. However, I love to munch on homemade sprouts. Guess, I know its nutritional value while also being used to its acquired taste.
What can be better than an early dinner with a  wholesome Healthy Sprout salad, packed with all kinds of health, the abundance of flavor, and crunchy textures?

Moong Sprout Salad with Pomegranate Recipe


The recipe I am about to share is super easy to make, loaded with vegetables and fruits. So check this salad recipe, it will leave you satisfied and full.


Ingredients

250 gms sprouts ( 2 cups ))
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup pomegranate
1 tsp lime juice
1 chopped green chilly
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Optional
I boiled potatoes
1/2 cup chopped raw mango
1/2 cup chopped apple

Method

For the sprouts
You need to soak the green whole moong overnight. They will swell by soaking water and sprout.
Now drain out the water and keep it in a vessel with a lid on the top. Alternatively, you can tie it in a cloth and let it rest for 4 to 8 hours further.
The moong with germinate and swell more. You will see a root growing out of the seed. Now it is ready to be used for the salad.
For the Salad preparation
1. Parboil the moong in half liters of water with a pinch of salt. Salt is added so the sprouts don't lose the bright green color.
2. Drain the water, cool and keep aside.
3. Finely chop up the tomato. Make sure to scoop out inside seeds and discard.
4. Take a mixing bowl, add the sprouts and other chopped vegetables, green chili and pomegranate.
5. Also add the lime juice, salt, and sugar.
6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
6. Refrigerate for half an hour and serve it a little chilled to enjoy it better.


Moong Sprout Salad with Pomegranate Recipe


Note
I have not added onions as it starts to smell. But you can add if you wish.
Add a dash of pepper in the winters.
Variations
This preparation can be made with chopped pineapple and mayonnaise. And filled in canapes. It makes a lovely kitty party/evening snack.
Add boiled potatoes and imli chutney to the same salad mix and top with the readymade sev. This is a lip-smacking snack. 
Same salad mix can be added to whipped curd. This makes delicious raita.
Try experimenting in the kitchen especially with sprouts. Sprouted seeds like moong and making are excellent sources of fiber and antioxidants. The fact is, a sprouted seed contains far more vitamins and nutrients than the dry grain variety.


11 comments:

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  2. This is a healthy salad. I like your variation ideas too. Going to try it this weekend.

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  3. I have all the ingredients ready right now, I am going to make it for evening snacks.

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  4. That's a healthy and colorful salad. I havent used pomegranate and apple in a bean sprouts salad, will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Seems like a perfect salad, crunchy and nutritious. Love the addition of pomegranates.

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  6. Moong sprouts is my all time time fave healthy snacks! I'll try out this recipe next time!

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  7. I make salads with moong often and generously add veggies to it. Liked this recipe. Shall try it out soon.

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  8. I make this quite frequently. My kids haven't developed a taste for Indian salads yet but my husband quite likes it. I also add some paneer or cheese cubes for protein.

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  9. I have started making sprout salad quite often these days, and the reason is my daughter is loving it. Never tried pomegranate in sprout salad, shall try next time.

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  10. This salad has been my mom's favorite currently. She eats this every alternative day.

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