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July 23, 2019

How To Make Sprouts At Home – Moong Bean Sprouts – Green Gram Sprouts

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Sprouts are nothing but germinated seeds that are high in nutrition. Some of the edible sprouts are alfalfa, broccoli, mung bean, green peas, chana and radish sprouts. Making sprouts at home is so easy. I make moong bean sprouts also known as green gram sprouts regularly for making sprouts salad for his lunch box, sprouted green gram kurma for roti and sometimes sprouts chaat in weekends. But I never thought of making a separate post for this until few of my readers asked me to make a detailed post on how to make sprouts at home.

As we all know, sprouting a legume increases its nutritional value. Sprouts are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Sprouts are more helpful for weight loss by keeping the tummy full for long time. It is always better to consume homemade sprouts than the store bought ones as its more healthy, fresh and hygienic. Tomorrow I will share a simple moong sprouts salad that aids in weight loss. Before that we will see how to make sprouts at home easily in simple steps. Lets see how to make green gram sprouts with step by step pics.

How to make sprouts at home

How to make sprouts at home

How to make green gram sprouts at home easily

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Health food
Serves: 2 cups
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 40 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Green gram / Moong bean - 1 cup
  • Water - to soak
  • Cotton cloth / kerchief - 1
  1. Wash the green gram and soak overnight in enough water.
  2. The next morning drain the soaked water completely.
  3. Take the soaked green gram in a clean cotton cloth.
  4. Tie it and set aside for a day to two.
  5. Green gram would germinate and gets sprouted. Store this in a box inside refrigerator.
  6. Consume it within 2 to 3 days. You can make salad, gravy, rice and chaat with sprouts.
  • Wash the green gram (moong bean) twice or thrice. Add enough water and soak it for 8 hours or over night.

  • The next day morning drain all the soaked water from green gram. Keep the green gram in a clean cotton cloth. Tie the cloth and keep aside for one to two days.

  • After one day, open the cloth and check whether the moong bean is germinated. If not keep it for one or two days more. You can even refrigerate and sprout it.

  • Once its sprouted, transfer them to a clean container. Use whenever needed. It stays good for 2 to 3 days in refrigerator. Its always better to consume small sized sprouts. Do not consume if its over grown.


  • You can use green peas, brown chana / kala chana, ragi/ finger millet and sprout it. But sprouting time may vary based on the legume. 
  • Time duration for sprouts may differ based on the weather in your place.
Try this easy method of making sprouts and share your feedback with me.

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