Seeds are packed with nutrients, sprouted seeds are even better. Sprouts grown at home are the freshest food you’ll ever eat, hi… so why not give it a try. All it needs is little air, water, warmth, space and light. I use a white handkerchief, you can use a wet cheese cloth or any thin white cotton cloth. Some seeds take 4 to 5 days to sprout here in US.Â To start with, I’ve tried with whole Moong dal (Whole Green Gram). Let me share a picture of this gram, when the outer covering removed and split, its called split green gram or split mung/ split moong dal, whole mung/moong dal looks dark green. Now lets go to the sprouting procedure
1.Â Day 1- RinseÂ and soak whole moong seeds inÂ warm water overnight.
2. Day 2- RinseÂ and drain every 8 hours.Â That night, drain all water and put them in a wet cheese cloth, tie it and hang them in a warm place in your kitchen.
3. Day 3- We see tiny sprouts coming out of those seeds. Occasionally some variety may have hard seeds(which does not absorb water and makes a different sound than those that have absorbed and swollen). Try to separate them and soakÂ in hot water or throwÂ away.
These sprouts normally would measure 1/4 “, but grow them as long as you want. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to a week.