Indian Sprouted Mung Bean Salad

This is a recipe I learned while living with a host family in India.

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Servings: 2

Prep Time: 24:00

Cook Time: 00:10

Main Ingredients

2 cups sprouted mung beans

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cup cucumber, chopped

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 handful cilantro (or mint), chopped

1/2 green chili, chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon chaat masala (or sub with salt, to taste)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (aka red chili powder) (optional)

1 tablespoon lemon juice (or less to taste)


1Cover mung beans in a container with water and soak overnight (8-12 hours).

2Line a colander with cheese cloth and place drained mung beans in the colander.

3Place colander in a dark, warm location for 24-48 hours, until beans have begun to sprout.*

4Place sprouted mung beans in a bowl and mix in remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

*For sprouting mung beans, I put them in my oven (turned off).

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