Did you know that you can sprout bean at home? Its takes about 2 to 3 days but the process is simple and mostly hands-free.
Here are my 3 favorite beans that I enjoy sprouted. Math(Turkish gram), Mung(green gram) and Masoor(red lentils)
Wash the beans thoroughly with cold water and soak them overnight (10-12) hours in warm water(2-3 times the volume of the beans)
Line a cheese cloth on a strainer and drain all the water.
Wrap the beans individually in cheese cloth and store covered in a cool, dry place.
I usually keep them in my oven and in winters keep the oven lights on for some warmth.
In summers they will sprout in 24-36 hours while in winters they may take up to 48 hours.
Once sprouted they can be refrigerated for 2 weeks and can be used in many recipes.
Raw Mung sprouts in particular taste great as a snack or as a salad.
Sprouted lentils and mung can be steamed and eaten with salad or steamed with salt pepper and onions for breakfast.
Rice with sprouted lentils tastes amazing and makes a great weeknight one pot meal.
All 3 sprouted beans can also be used to make the traditional curries that can be enjoyed with rice or parathas.
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