Sprouts Chaat: healthy & delicious
Chaat is one of the popular street foods loved by people of all ages! You will find many vendors all across India serving yummy chaats, and Pune seems to have a lot of them. However,I have not come across anybody serving sprouted green moong chaat. Sprouted Moong are considered very healthy as it is rich in proteins. Sprouted moong is easily available, so preparing this recipe won’t take much time. I’m sure many of you, store tamarind chutney in their deep freezers. So here’s the recipe for sprouts chaat:
- 1 cup sprouts (green moong)
- 1 medium size onion
- 1 small tomato
- 3 tbsp tamarind chutney
- salt as per taste
- red chilli powder as per taste
- 2 tsp chopped coriander
- 4-5 tsp zero number shev
- chaat masala as required
- Soak moong overnight (or 8 hrs) in boiling water. In the morning, rinse the water and you will notice the moong has become plump & turned its colour to light green. Clean the moong with fresh water & leave it in a strainer for excess water to drain. Take a soft cloth and tie this moong into the cloth.
- After the sprouts emerge, add these into a mixing bowl, add chopped onion, tomato, tamarind chutney, red chilli powder, chaat masala & salt as per taste, add the shev and toss lightly.
- Serve immediately otherwise the shev will turn soggy.
Tips for making sprouts: don’t tie the cloth very tightly otherwise sprouts may not emerge. You can use a casserole to store the moong tied in a cloth. Keep this casserole in a microwave since the temperatures inside the microwave is warmer (especially during winters & rainy season). It takes about 6-8 hours for the sprouts to emerge.