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moong sprouts sundal

Moong sprouts sundal scores high in taste and nutrition. It is common to make this dish, guggillu or usli with regular moong, also known as, among others, green gram, pachai payaru, hesaru kaalu, or pesalu. If you, however, make this dish with moong sprouts you can reap the health benefits these offer. With less effort and in less time, you can make moong sprouts sundal.

Food Fact
The seeds and sprouts of mung beans are said to be beneficial for the health and also are nutritious.1

If you do not want to cook a curry for an item like chapati, consider moong sprouts sundal. It will be a great side dish. 

The mung sprouts sundal recipe needs only the ingredients you use everyday: In addition to moong sprouts, you only need items like green chilies, coconut gratings and coriander.

This sundal serves as a healthy snack too.

Garnish the moong sprouts sundal with a few drops of lemon juice and let the taste of this dish soar higher. 

ragi ambliRagi ambli is said to be nutritious
Drinking a glass of ragi ambli or porridge in the morning can be a great way to start a day.

Here is the ragi ambli recipe.


1. Sprouted moong / pachai payaru / hesaru kaalu / pesalu 1 cup
2. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Curry leaves 1 sprig
5. Hing / asafoetida 1 pinch
6. Green chilies 2-3
7. Jeera / cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon
8. Onion 1
9. Coriander leaves 4-5 sprigs
10. Coconut Pieces 1 tablespoon
11. Salt to taste
12. Lemon juice to taste

How to make Moong Sprouts Sundal?

1. Here is how to sprout mung beans.

Wash sprouted mung / moong / pachai payaru / hesaru kaalu / pesalu.

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Keep aside.

Chop the onion.

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2. Heat oil till it becomes hot.

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3. Add mustard seeds.

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4. Add curry leaves and hing when the mustard seeds start to splutter.

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5. Add onion. Mix.

Fry till the onion becomes golden brown.

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6. Add sprouted moong. Mix.

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7. Add water so its level is same as the moong.

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8. Cover the utensil with a plate.

Cook tiil most of the water is absorbed by the moong.

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9. Dry grind coconut, chili, coriander and jeera coarsely.

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10. Add the ground mixture and the salt to the mung mixture. Mix.

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Cook till all the water is absorbed by the moong and till it is soft.

If moong is not soft, add little water and cook till the mung becomes soft.
11. Add lemon juice. Mix.

Moong sprouts sundal is ready.

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TIPS Moong Sprouts Sundal
1. If you want to use moong sprouts sundal as a side dish for chapati, add more coconut in Step 9 and add more water while cooking to make a gravy sundal.
2. Use this recipe to make sundal, using, if you wish, another legume.
3. You can cook the moong sprouts in a pressure cooker, from Step 8, keeping the flame in sim mode. Switch off the stove after a few minutes after the pressure builds up.

Use less water, if you are using pressure cooker to cook the mung.