Malgudi Days

Green Moong Salad

Green Moong Salad
A healthy, weight-loss recipe by Bhamini S.

One cup moong sprouts (washed). These are readily available from your green grocer. 
You can make your own:
Wash & soak whole green gram overnight and the following day, drain the water and tie in a thin muslin cloth, invert in bowl and cover the bowl for a day or two- if the weather is warm the sprouts will appear.

2 cups warm water
2 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1 green chilli chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
Salt to taste
Optional- to this prepared salad you can add grated fresh carrot, chopped cucumber, fresh chopped tomato and a squeeze of lemon. 

1. In two cups warm water, allow the sprouted moong to be semi cooked for a few minutes. Make sure the sprouts are soft but still a little bit crunchy.
2. Drain the water off.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
4. You can squeeze a little lemon juice and some roasted peanuts if desired.
5. Add the grated carrot, cucumber and tomato if using.

This recipe makes a beautiful, fresh salad, bursting with flavour and with many health benefits. It's a great weight loss salad, keeping you fuller for longer so you can curb the temptation to keep snacking.

Moong Salad in bowl with lime wedges

Green Moong Salad 

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