Savory sprouted lentils tossed with spices and a fresh citrus dressing is the mainstay of breakfast foods, particularly in Northern India. The more common preferred lentil for this creation is usually a small red lentil. Sprouting all kinds of grains is possible and I am personally partial to sprouting whole green moong beans. The dark green color softens and the round grains expand to an oval size. You are left with a beautiful assortment of green and white grains with white sprouts. These sprouted grains also tend to be a powerhouse of nutrition.

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Sprouted Green Lentils and Peanut Salad [Vegan]

Serves

3

Cooking Time

35

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sprouted green lentils
  • ½ cup grated fresh radishes
  • ½ cup grated fresh carrots
  • ½ cup lightly toasted peanuts
  • 1 large lime
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ red onion, cut into a dice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

 

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Preparation

  1. Place the sprouted lentils in a pot of water and cook for about 7 minutes.
  2. Drain the lentils and cool.
  3. Place the lentils in a mixing bowl, add the radishes, carrots and peanuts.
  4. Cut the lime and squeeze the juice over the vegetables and lentils.
  5. Add the black salt and toss well.
  6. Add in the red onion and cilantro and toss.
  7. Serve this salad as a side dish with the food.

 

Notes

Sprouting Lentils or Grains Soak the grains in water for about 4 hours. Drain the water. Place in a sprouting container. I use a multilayer compartment which keeps the grains moist without any contamination. Set this aside for 2 to 3 days. You should see the sprouts appear as tiny shoots. The reason for sprouting lentils other than appearance is the nutritional value, sprouted lentils and beans are a powerhouse of nutrition!



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