Simple Sprouted Mung Bean Salad | Green Gram Salad for Kids

Simple Healthy & Delicious! This sprouted mung bean salad is a healthy snack you can make for toddlers & kids. Loaded with fresh veggies, tangy lime and pepper, it gives a magical combination of flavours. With loaded protein and fibre content in them, they make the best snack for kids. And this recipe can be done in 5 minutes with all the ingredients ready.

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Sprouted Moong Salad

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Moong dal or Mung bean is a healthy bean & one of our favourites at home. Sprouting it makes it healthier and can be used in salads, curries, dal, or even just sundal by tempering the sprouted mung beans. You can also add these moong beans to the protein dosa. The sprouted moong bean salad is delicious and also filling. This makes a good side dish, appetizer or even a quick meal for your family.

The best part is this recipe can be extremely versatile. Based on what your picky eater likes, you can add or remove any ingredient. My toddlers love this recipe. And I steam sprouted beans when I am giving it to kids as recommended by NHS.

What do you need to make Mung Bean Salad?

Here are what you need to make this delicious salad:

  • Sprouted Moong Beans – To sprout Moong beans, soak them overnight, dry them and store them in an airtight container in a warm place. Or use instant pot in yogurt mode to help sprout the beans well. I have used a generous cup of sprouted moong beans that is steams for 2 minutes in instant pot.
  • Carrot – Carrots are great for kids and highly nutritious. I have used a cup of grated carrots.
  • Cucumber – A cup of chopped cucumbers help with flavour and nutrition.
  • Pomogranate – Pome is a super food for kids with all the nutrition. I have added a cup full of pomogranate to this salad.
  • Lemon Juice – A couple spoons of lemon juice adds tangy taste and flavour to the mung bean salad.
  • Pepper – A spoon of pepper powder can be used to add flavour to the sprouted moong salad.
  • Salt – As per the taste.
  • Chat Masala – A spoon of chat masala adds flavour and a tangy taste.

Other optional ingredients that can be added in this salad:

  • Tomato
  • Corn
  • Beetroot
  • Onion
  • Cilantro/ Mint/ Parsley
  • Lettuce
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Instructions to make Mung bean sprout salad

It is simple to make this recipe in 5 minutes.

  • Wash sprouted moong beans and steam them in instant pot for 2 mins.
  • Add sprouted moong beans in a mixing bowl.
  • Add grated carrots, chopped cucumbers, pomogranate and all other ingredients.
  • Mix them well and serve immediately. Tastes best when it is chilled.

Tips Sprouted Moong Salad

  • Optionally add green chutney or chili powder depending on the taste preference.
  • Alternate ingredients can be added to make this mung bean sprout salad.
  • Sprouted Moong salad can be stored in airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Alternate ways to eat them:
    • Add puff rice and mixture to the salad and make a healthy bhel puri.
    • Add yogurt and make a chaat that can be enjoyed.
    • Add it inside pani puri making it healthy.
    • Add crispy totillas and add them in tacos making it healthy.
    • Add it on chapati or dosa making it a roll.

FAQs Green gram salad

1. Can you eat raw bean sprouts in salad?

It can be eaten raw or cooked. But it is highly recommended to cook while giving it to kids, pregnant woman or anyone whose immune system is still developing or sensitive.

2. Are cooked mung bean sprouts healthy?

Mung bean sprouts are extremely healthy and high in protein and fibre. Cooked mung beans make a healthier option for toddlers and kids as their immune system is still developing.

3. Why are sprouted mung beans good for you?

Sprouted mung beans are high in protein, fibre and antioxidants. They are an excellent source of protein that almost replaces animal protein for kids. Check out more nutritional information from webmd.

4. Can you get food poisoning from sprouts?

CDC says eating raw sprots might lead to food poisoning from Salmonella, E. Coli or Listeria.

5. Why do mung bean sprouts turn purple?

Mung bean sprouts can turn purple when they are exposed to light causing some kind of stress. The change of colour does not confirm that mung bean sprout is bad.

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Mung Bean Salad

Rashmi Madhwaraj
Simple Healthy & Delicious! This sprouted mung bean salad is a healthy snack you can make for toddlers & kids. Loaded with fresh veggies, tangy lime and pepper, it gives a magical combination of flavours. With loaded protein and fibre content in them, they make the best snack for kids.
Prep Time 12 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 12 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (250ml) cup Sprouted Moong Beans To sprout Moong beans – soak them overnight, dry them and store them in an airtight container in a warm place. Or use instant pot in yogurt mode to help sprout the beans well. I have used a generous cup of sprouted moong beans that is steams for 2 minutes in instant pot.
  • 1 cup Carrot (grated)
  • 1 cup Cucumber (Chopped)
  • 1 cup Pomogranate
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Chat Masala
  • Other optional ingredients – Tomato, Corn, Beetroot, Onion, Cilantro/ Mint/ Parsley, Lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Wash sprouted moong beans and steam them in instant pot for 2 mins.
  • Add sprouted moong beans in a mixing bowl.
  • Add grated carrots, chopped cucumbers, pomogranate and all other ingredients.
  • Mix them well and serve immediately. Tastes best when it is chilled.

Notes

  • Optionally add green chutney or chilli powder depending on the taste preference.
  • Alternate ingredients can be added to make this mung bean sprout salad.
  • Sprouted Moong salad can be stored in airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Alternate ways to eat them:
    • Add puff rice and mixture to the salad and make a healthy bhel puri.
    • Add yogurt and make a chaat that can be enjoyed.
    • Add it inside pani puri making it healthy.
    • Add crispy totillas and add them in tacos making it healthy.
    • Add it on chapati or dosa making it a roll.
Keyword Moon bean sprout salad, mung bean sprouts

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