Sprouted Methi Seed Salad
- 1/2 cup Sprouted Methi Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Sprouted Whole Green Moong
- 2 to 3 tablespoons peeled and diced cucumber
- 1 small tomato, deseeded and diced
- 1/2 an Onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 carrot, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Mint leaves
- A few Coriander leaves
- A pinch of chaat masala powder
- 1 tablespoon crushed toasted peanuts (optional)
|Serving Size||1 Serving||Per Serving%||Daily Value*|
|Calories||105||Calories from Fat||43|
|Total Fat||4.8g7%||Saturated Fat||0.8g4%|
|Serving Size||1 Serving|
|Per Serving%||Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||43|
To Prepare Methi Sprouts
Soak methi seeds in hot/ warm water for few hours. Tie up the drained seeds in a muslin cloth, which is sprinkled with water every 12 hours or so, you get fresh bean sprouts at the end of 3 to 4 days and most of the bitterness from the seed is gone.
You can also sprout them in a casserole box. If you think they are getting slimy, wash with lots of water, drain well and keep them in the box or tie in a muslin cloth. Use these sprouts immediately or keep them in an airtight container in the fridge and use within 24 hours, so they are fresh.
To Prepare The Salad
Add all the ingredients of the salad into a bowl. Squeeze the lemon, add salt, black pepper and chaat masala powder and toss well until all the ingredients are well combined. Cover the bowl with a lid and let it to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until the sprouts are well marinated in the lemon dressing. Garnish with mint and coriander leaves Garnish with crushed peanuts if you like and the salad can be eaten by itself like a chaat.
Please feel free to throw in more stuff into this salad – pomegranate seeds, chana sprouts, other veggies etc.
Fenugreek is one of those “herbs” that can be used directly as a seed or soaked and sprouted as a savory, nutritious sprout variety to be used on salads, meals or juiced for its specific effects as a lymph cleanser particularly beneficial to women and breast health.
Methi or fenugreek is a rich reservoir of medicinal properties that imparts many health benefits. Here are a few reasons you should add this more regularly to your diet:Fenugreek Sprouts for Weight Loss: Research shows that consumption of fenugreek sprouts can help with weight loss. Rich in a polysaccharide known as galactomannan, it gives a feeling of fullness thus discouraging over eating. Fenugreek contains about 75% soluble fiber which also simulates a feeling of fullness hence fenugreek is a double action solution for weight watchers.
Rich Source of Medicinal Properties: Fenugreek in any form is a treasure trove of medicinal properties. It is rich in vitamin C, proteins, fibers, niacin, potassium, iron and alkaloids. It is also rich in a compound called diosgenin which has estrogen-like properties and steroidal saponins.
Fenugreek Sprouts for Diabetes Control: The benefits from consuming fenugreek sprouts for those living with diabetes are astounding. Fenugreek boasts of properties enabling it to stimulate the production of insulin in the body to counteract elevated sugar levels in the blood.
Fenugreek Sprouts for Cardiac Health: Fenugreek is known to have cardiovascular benefits and studies have shown people who consume fenugreek on a daily basis have lower levels of cholesterol and hence lower risks of heart attack. It also effectively controls levels of the fatty deposits found in blood called triglycerides which are responsible for cardiovascular complications. It is an effective source of potassium which regulates levels of sodium thus balancing heart rate and blood pressure.
Some benefits of this tasty and healthy salad are – No cholesterol, High in dietary fiber, High in manganese, High in potassium. Very high in vitamin A, Very high in vitamin C