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Mung Bean Sprouts
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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- 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
- Wash the sprouted gram, place it in a container with salt and steam it for 5 minutes.
- Heat oil in a fry pan and fry the coconut slices till light brown. Remove and keep aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mung bean sprouts is ready to be served as a snack.