Sprouted Moong/Mung are packed with fiber, vitamins and iron, so they are really good for you. Of course you can go out and buy them from the stores but chances are that they will be expensive and not that fresh. So, why not make them at home; they are so easy to make, specially in summers. Here is a step by step guide on how to sprout moong/mung with pictures. Depending on the season, it may take from 1 to 2 days to sprout.
|Preparation time||1 to 2 days|
|Whole moong||1/2 cup|
- Pick moong/mung dal to make sure that it does not have any dirt or stones.
- Wash them a couple of times to ensure all foreign elements are removed.
- Soak them in 2 cups of water in a container.
- After 12 hours, the moong/mung would have almost doubled in size. In summers you may already start to see some tiny sprouts.
- Now put them in a wet and thin kitchen cloth. Keep this inside the container and fold the cloth over the moong/mung. Place the lid loosely on top. They should get some air circulation and stay moist at the same time. Don’t wrap them too tight because they need room to grow.
- In summers, you will see about an inch long sprouts with in the next 12 hours. In winters it may take another 24 hours for them to sprout fully. If you want them longer, keep them for some more time but at this point, they are ready to be consumed.
- They can be kept in refrigerator for a few days. You can eat them raw in salads or cook them lightly to make a Sprouted Moong/Mung Snack.