Green Gram Sprouts Sundal, also known as molagal in Telugu which are germinated seeds of legumes or grains. They are considered a wonder-food because of their high nutritional value. Sprouts ensure blood purification and strengthen the immune system to protect against several diseases. In naturopathy, sprouts are referred to as a medicine.
Seeds have the highest nutritional value when they are seedlings. Sprouts contain nutrients like Vitamin E, potassium, iron, antioxidants and protein. They also contain other nutrients like folic acid, zinc, niacin, riboflavin, copper and magnesium which are very good for hair.
Green Gram is the easiest bean to sprout. It has a distinct flavour and is very tasty. When made as Sundal this wonder food becomes a healthy snack. This is one of my favourites and very simple to prepare ☺!!
Green Gram: ¼ cup
Ghee: 1 tbsp
Mustard: ¼ tsp
Chilli Powder: ¼ tsp
Salt: as required
To make Sprouts:
In a bowl wash the green gram couple of times to remove dirt if any.
Drain the excess water with a colander.
It should not be too dry (then it will not sprout) and if it has lot of moisture then it will get spoilt.
Transfer to an airtight container. It will sprout in two days. You can just sprinkle little water if you feel it is not sprouting the next day.
You can store the sprouts in refrigerator for few days for later use.
In a pan/kadai add ghee and the sprouted green gram and fry until it is cooked.
If you want to use less ghee, then you can also add little water to cook. But adding ghee gives a flavour and highly recommended!
Once it is cooked add chilli powder and required salt and sauté for a minute.
Enjoy Green Gram Sprouts Sundal as a snack!! Tastes great with curd rice too ☺!!