Tip of the Day

"Use the water of boiled vegetables for gravy,doing so you get more flavour and you don't lose the nutrients which otherwise drain off with water.."

*Sprouted Green gram Salad

Sprouted Green gram Salad

According to Wikipedia, Salad is a mixture of cold foods, usually including vegetables and/or fruits, often with a dressing, occasionally nuts or croutons.Salad is often served as an appetizer before a larger meal. The word "salad" comes from the French salade of the same meaning, which in turn is from the Latin salata, "salty", from sal, "salt".

There are different types of salads that we can make. Talking about salad, this is one salad which I make regularly. Sprouted green gram with the addition of vegetables makes this salad very nutritious. Its easy and quick to make at the same time very tasty. I just love this salad.

Some facts about sprouts:
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Nutrient packed sprouts have higher biological efficiency and are easy to digest than whole seeds. Here are few of sprouting advantages:

  • Enzymes are activated.
  • Proteins convert to free amino acids.
  • Starches change to simple sugars.
  • Minerals combine to increase assimilation.
  • Vitamin content increases from 3 to 12 or more times.
  • Chlorophyll and carotene content increase dramatically when exposed to sunlight.
  • Home-grown sprouts are remarkably inexpensive.


Ingredients

  • Sprouted Green gram 1 1/2 -2 cups
  • Tomato 1 large (finely chopped)
  • Capsicum 1 medium (finely chopped)
  • Onion 1 small,finely chopped (I did not add onions,but it tastes good)
  • Lime juice 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro/Coriander 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Red chilli powder 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste (optional)
(Note: You can vary the quantity of the ingredients according to your liking.Avoid salt if you can.)

Method
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl,except salt.

  • Salt is optional,if you want add salt when serving the salad.
Note: Start your meal with a salad rather than eating it along with or after your meal.

Serves 2

I am sending this salad to
Jolen's Culinary Adventures in Cyberspace as a part of the Salad Spinnin' event.

This salad is also my entry to No Croutons Required event hosted by Lisa .


13 comments:

farida said...

Looks like a healthy salad to accompany heavier dishes I sometimes eat:) Yummy!

Sireesha said...

Hetal, Pictures are drooling. Salad looks yummy ,healthy and nutritious.

Asha said...

I love Lentil salad, great for Summer lunch. It already feels like Summer anyway!:))

Ivy said...

Hi Hetal, your salad looks perfect, is healthy and nutritious and would be perfect for the event hosted by Ben and me "Fat Chefs or Skinny Gourmets?". Did you listen to the radio program at GCC? I spoke and left a message and Jill congratulated you and the other winners of the event.

Cham said...

Looks delicious and healthy way to eat :)

Uma said...

delicious salad, hetal! so healthy too.

Laavanya said...

What a delicious salad that is - very refreshing.

Ranjani said...

This looks great!

Madhuram said...

My favorite too Isha. In all my salads, I add uncooked noodles before eating, to give a nice crunch. I especially like the Ramen Noodles available in the American Grocery Stores. They taste very good uncooked when compared to Maggi.

Swapna said...

Lovely looking salad..am a salad fan myself..I make this and add a half spoon of chat masala...Love the taste

Lisa said...

Lovely! Thanks so very much. Did you email us your submission? I don't see it in the inbox. We've been having a bit of trouble with emails, but I've noted this. Thanks again.

Jude said...

This sounds so healthy and delicious. I'm completely new to sprouting and I'll definitely try this recipe sometime.

Ivy said...

Just to tell you to check out the round up.