Moong Beans Salad

5 hrs 20 mins
Serves 4 people
Author: Rajni Ram
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A Salad is an assortment of vegetables and (or) fruits, of which atleast one is raw. A salad is often dressed and served at room temperature. Typically there are five types of salads- Green salad, Fruit salad, Rice and Pasta salads, Bound salads, Dinner salads and dessert salads.

This Moong Bean Salad belongs to the first type, as i have used green and colourful vegetables both. Since this salad is an accompaniment, I have kept it simple and light. This Moong bean salad is made almost everyday in my house.

Though ready made sprouts are available in the market, it is always best to use home sprouted ones and the process is pretty simple. Soak the moon beans for 5 to 6 hours or overnight. The next morning drain all the water and tie them in a cotton cloth and leave them in place that is not very sunny. In humid climate the sprouts grow almost with 12 hours and in colder climes it may take longer. I plan and soak for the week.

While you are here check out the Korean carrot salad recipe. Here is the recipe of Moong bean salad.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  1. Moong Beans (Soaked, drained and sprouted) 1/2 cup
  2. Cucumber 1 medium diced
  3. Tomato 1 large roughly chopped
  4. Raw Mango ( optional) a tiny portion
  5. Salt as required
  6. Red chilli flakes 2 tsp
  7. Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  8. Lemon juice of half a lemon
  9. Olive oil 2 tsp

In a bowl Take the diced cucumbers, add the chopped tomatoes and sprouted Moong beans. (raw mango also can be added). Now add salt, red chilli flakes, pepper powder, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix everything well and its ready to serve.

Notes:

  1. The same recipes can be followed with Black eyed beans and Kabuli chana( brown chickpeas), but they to be boiled/cooked ahead.
  2. Ripe mangoes that a firm also give a good taste varition to the salad.
  3. Herbs of your choice can be added too.

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