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Mung Bean Sprouts

Updated on April 5, 2015

Quick and easy mung bean sprouts

Mung bean sprouts, like other sprouts, is a healthy food rich in protein and providing many essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It can be eaten raw or in cooked form.

This recipe is a quick and easy way to cook it lightly and turn it into a tasty snack. I sometimes use whole mung that has been soaked overnight instead of mung bean sprout. It tastes equally good.

Mung bean is widely grown in India and also in many Southeast Asian countries. It is also called by different names such as green gram and mungo. Soup made from mung bean is given to people recovering from illnesses and also given to babies. Various kinds of sweets are made from mung bean especially during festival time in India

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  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 2


  • sprouted mung bean 1 cup
  • onion 1 samll size
  • curry leaves 2 sprigs
  • cilantro a few sprigs
  • Fresh grated coconut 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder 1or 2 pinch
  • Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chilli 2
  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Fresh coconut slices 1 tablespoon
  • salt as per taste


  1. Wash the sprouted gram, place it in a container with salt and steam it for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a fry pan and fry the coconut slices till light brown. Remove and keep aside.
  3. In the same oil fry the red chili till it gets dark brown. Now add mustard to the oil and as the mustard begins to splutter, add the sliced onion and fry. Keep frying till the onion turns light brown.
  4. Add the curry leaves and red chili powder. Fry for a minute and then add the mung bean sprouts and salt and mix it well.
  5. Put off the flame and garnish the mung bean sprout with coriander leaves and fresh coconut. You can also add juice of half a lime. It gives a nice little tangy flavor to the gram.
  6. Mung bean sprouts is ready to be served as a snack.
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      anonymous 4 years ago

      As an interesting read, I recommend it to my lenses.

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @purpleclouds: Thank you.

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      purpleclouds 4 years ago

      great lens!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like eating mung bean sprout, thanks for sharing. Blessed and added to my lens Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Jan 1980 4 years ago

      I like this lens, thank you for sharing it

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @Swisstoons: Thank you.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 4 years ago from Michigan

      Another tasty lens! I hope to see lots more in the future. Great presentation with excellent photos!

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      @Magda2012: Thank you for the visit and squid liking my lens and the comment.

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      Magda2012 5 years ago

      I like to eat mung bean sprout, very delicious. You have a nice lens with good pictures.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love mung dal sprouts... Thanks for the recipe!

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      @goo2eyes lm: Thank you for blessing my lens and for the comment.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      simple things we miss in our rat racy life. blessings!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i love mung bean sprouts in fried noodles. i make the sprouts myself. next year, i will try to plant them in my garden.