8 Jun 2008

Sprouted Bean & Lentil Salad - Healthy & Tasty

I found the interesting new recipe from http://funnfud.blogspot.com/, nice blog, great recipe.


1/2 cup horsegram dal
Lentils:Mung Whole Green Beans - For Soups, Stews, Meals -4 lb1/2 cup whole green mung
Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans, No Salt Added, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)1/2 cup boiled garbanzo beans
1 tomato - finely chopped
1/2 onion - finely chopped
1/2 cucumber - finely diced (optional)
Simply Organic Cilantro Certified Organic, .78 Ounce Containers (Pack of 3)1/4 cup fresh cilantro - finely chopped
salt - to taste
black pepper - to taste

For Dressing
KFI Tamarind Date Chutney Sauce, Mild, 15.4 fl-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)3 tbsp tamarind chutney
lemon juice - to taste
Shan Chaat Masala Seasoning 100g2-3 tsp chaat masala

Soak the horsegram and whole green mung in 2 containers in sufficient water overnight. Cover with a lid and allow them to swell-up. Then remove the water from the containers, cover with a damp cotton cloth or kitchen towel, and allow them to sprout, probably another 6-8 hours. You can even use a sprouter for doing this. The sprouted beans can be dried and stored in an air-tight box or zip-lock bags in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

Now mix all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl, except cilantro. Add the salt, and black pepper to it and let it sit for 5-10 mins.

Meanwhile prepare the tamarind chutney, or you can use the store-bought one. If you are not a tamarind-person, you can easily omit it and use only lime juice for the dressing.

Add the dressing to the salad, taste and add any more spices as required. Finally sprinkle a generous helping of chaat-masala, again, according to your taste. Chaat Masala is merely a blend of spices and adds a fresh taste to your food, so don't be afraid of using it! Top it with chopped cilantro.

Enjoy this healthy Sprouted Lentil Salad on its own, or top it on a slice of bread. Combine with a glass of orange juice and you are all set for a healthy and tasty dinner indeed!

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