Recipe – Green Gram Sprouts Salad or Hara moong salad

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Prep Time: 18 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6


  • Green Grams: 2 cups
  • Water: As required
  • Onion: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Green chili: 2 small, finely chopped
  • Fresh Lettuce leaves: chopped, 1/2 Cup
  • Cucumber: finely chopped or grated, 1/2 Cup
  • Carrot: Grated, ½ Cup
  • Boiled Potato: 1, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • Salt: 2 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chat Masala Powder: 1 Teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves: chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh Mint leaves: chopped, 1 tablespoon


For the sprouts:

  • Take 2 cups of green grams. Wash them thoroughly 3 to 4 times in fresh water.
  • Soak in water and leave them overnight.
  • Drain the grams.
  • Transfer the grams on to a muslin cloth and tie the cloth.
  • Keep the cloth in a container at room temperature and cover with lid.
  • The sprouts start coming within 5 to 6 hours. If you want longer sprouts, keep for a longer time.

For the salad:

  • Boil the Sprouts in pressure cooker only for 1 whistle or boil in a pan till 80% cooked. It should not be over-cooked.
  • Add chopped onions, tomato, boiled potato, cabbage, green chili, cucumber, grated carrots, salt, black pepper powder, chat masala, lemon juice, coriander leaves, mint leaves. Mix well and serve.

Cook’s Note

  • You may use sprouts without boiling as well.
  • For crunchiness, you may add roasted peanuts or small pieces of bread toast.
  • You may add purple cabbage or regular cabbage.
  • You may add ready salad dressing of your choice: Ranch, Honey-Mustard etc.

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