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Moat Salad

Moat also spelled as moath are oval shape beans that can be easily found in Indian and Asian grocery stores. These are also available in most health/ organic stores. This is a highly nutritious breakfast recipe of moat sprouts for all ages. Sprouts (germinated seeds) are a good source of digestive enzymes; these are also rich in amino acids, vitamins, proteins etc. Sprouts can be easily made at home...There is a variety of delicacies made from sprouts. Here we are making a yummy sprout salad...

moat sprouts
(Serves 4)
  • Moat beans ½ cup
  • Cucumber 1 medium
  • Boiled potato 1 medium
  • Tomato 1 medium
  • Red bell pepper, finely chopped as per taste (optional)
  • Lettuce, finely chopped as per taste (optional)
  • Red onions, finely chopped as per taste (optional)
  • Green chili 1-2
  • Salt 1 tsp/ to taste
  • Red chili powder  ½ tsp/ to taste
  • Lemon juice 2-3 tsp/ to taste
  • Chaat masala 1 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2 tbsp

Method of preparation:

  1. Clean, wash and soak the moat beans overnight in enough water (about 3-4 cups).
Raw moat beans

Making Sprouts

  1. Transfer the soaked moat beans into a colander. When most of the water is drained, cover the colander from all the sides with a kitchen towel/ clean towel. Keep them in a warm place. Moat beans start germinating very quickly, and you will notice small sprouts germinating in a couple of hours in summers and in about 6-7 hours in winters. If you want longer sprouts keep them for longer time period (may be one/ two days depending on the weather). Do not forget to wash the seeds twice a day in summers so that no infection develops.
  2. Moat sprouts are ready to use.
moat sprouts
moat beans sprouts
  1. Peel, and chop the boiled potato. Remove the stem, wash, and finely chop the green chili.
  2. Wash, peel and chop the cucumber finely. Wash and chop tomato finely.
  3. In a bowl take, moat sprouts, all the chopped veggies, green chili and chopped coriander leaves.
  4. Add salt, red chili powder, chaat masala, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Delicious and nutrious moat sprout salad is ready to serve. You canserve it with any mels. It taste very good with dal chawal (lentils and rice).

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. You can add more veggies in this salad as per taste.
  2. In winters, keep the soaked beans close to heating duct or radiator to make sprouts.
  3. Diabetic readers can omit potatos in this recipe.

Some Other delicious salad recipes:

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