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Sprouted Moong Chaat/ Salad

Chaat… mmm…. the epitome of road side food back home…. nothing compares to its taste, its smell, its mouth watering effect, its make you sniffle effect …. and….of course its unhealthiness. 😀 Needless to mention, it was something I ate almost daily for several years of my life and miss it a lot. Yeah, we can make chaat at home and find it in restaurants here, but nothing gets close to standing on the road, wiping sweat and relishing the chaat-wala’s creaction.

Well, here’s a rather tasty and healthy version made with sprouted moong. Many of us dislike sprouted stuff, but I promise you, try this one out and you’ll be loving it for ever.

Spouted moong chaat/ salad

Spouted moong chaat/ salad

Sprouted Moong Chaat/ Salad

Ingredients to Serve 4

  • 1 cup uncooked whole green moong
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped (I used granny smith, use any kind you like)
  • 1 big or 2 small vine tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Handful of nuts (these are optional, use any kind. I used peanuts)
  • 5-6 leaves mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chaat masala (available in Indian stores)
  • 1 teaspoon dried pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • Salt to taste

To sprout the moong: Wash and clean the moong. Soak them in water overnight or for atleast 6 hours. Drain all the water and wrap them in a clean cotton kitchen towel. Gather all the corners of the towel and make a bundle. Put this in a tupperware with a lid, such that the moong is well bundled inside the towel. Put the lid on loosely and leave this for another 8-10 hours. Depending on how hot it is in your home, this could take anywhere from 6-12 hours to sprout.

When the moong have sprouted, put them in your salad mixing bowl.

Add all the other ingredients and toss until well combined.

That’s it! Enjoy on a hot summer day. 🙂

Notes:

  • Chaat Masala: is necessary for making this taste like chaat. If you can’t find it, use some cumin and red chilli powders. It’ll taste good, but not like chaat.
  • Your imagination will work best here. Jazz this up with mint and tamarind chutneys and make a real mouth-watering chaat out of it.
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This entry was posted on June 29, 2009 by in Appetizers, Cuisine, Extra healthy, Indian, Quick, Recipes, Salad, Snack, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , , .

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