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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sprouting

Sprouting is the practice of soaking, draining and then rinsing seeds at regular intervals until they germinate, or sprout.

Seeds that can be sprouted are channa, black gram (urud), green gram (moong), horse gram (kollu), kidney beans (rajma), Soybean etc...Even grains and groundnuts when sprouted are easy to digest; they are more easily available as "energy" for the body.

Sprouts are best when eaten raw, because cooking always destroys a large part of their nutritional content.

Steps to sprout Green Gram dal
Ingredients:
Green gram dal(whole)- 1 cup

Preparation:
1. Soak the green gram dal in Water for 8 hours.
2. Wash the green gram dal and drain the Water.
3. Hang the green gram dal in a moist cloth for 14 hours or till you see the sprouts.
4. Sprinkle water frequently if the cloth covered Green gram dal becomes dry.

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