Friday, September 24, 2010
Sprouted Green Gram / Whole Moong Salad
My mom started to make this salad when we found that my dad had diabetes. My dad never takes food at the right time. This is the main reason why he became diabetic. The main cause being his work schedule that restricts him from maintaining regular food habits. But now he tries to maintain a balance in his diet. My mom would pack this salad for him once a week. Thats how we got introduced to this salad. Its a great salad. I never thought sprouted green gram would taste so good. I get so excited when I see the sprouts from the green gram. It gives me a great satisfaction when we eat this salad. I feel as though we are having one bowl full of only fiber and nutrients. My mom sometimes would just pick hand full of fresh sprouted green grams and stuff it inside our mouth even before making the salad. That time though I ate it, I used to complain . But now I realize how good it is for our body.
Green gram is a legune which is rich dietary fiber content, protien content, vitamins and amino acids.
Green Gram - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/2 chopped finely
Tomato - 1/2 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsps chopped
Lime juice - 2 tbsps
Salt - to taste
Wash the green gram and soak it in water . Do this as the first thing in the morn.
In the night, strain the grams . Put them in a clean cloth, tie the cloth and keep it aside.
Next morning when you take out the cloth, you will see sprotued grams.
Now, in a bowl, add sprouted grams, chopped onion, chopped tomato, ginger. Add salt and lime juice. Mix well and serve.
Sending this to Deb's Souper Sundays , Priya's Low Oil Low calorie Event , Susan's My Legume Love Affair and to Girliechef's Hearth and Soul