Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sprouted moong salad

Hope you all had a great weekend. I would like to introduce you to my little neighbours :). There are 2 cute little birds who have made a beautiful nest over the lamp shade just outside our apartment. Though they are making a mess in front of our door, we are just amazed by the architecture of the beautiful nest. It's really unbelievable !! Whenever we open the front door, they will fly away and they will come back later. So it was very difficult to get a snap with both the birds and the nest. Luckily we got one bird in the nest when it was raining and very cold outside, so it couldn't fly away !! God is really great and his creations too :)

Cute lil neighbour


Check out the architecture of the nest








Today's recipe is Sprouted moong salad. The sprouted moong look very beautiful, they are very healthy and tasty. I have used a combination of sprouted moong, red cabbage and corn. Its a simple salad. Hope you will try this healthy salad..!!



How to sprout moong?

  • Soak the whole moong in water for a minimum of 8 to 10 hours.
  • Drain the water, wash the moong. Tie them in a clean cloth.
  • I usually keep it in a vessel, close it with a lid.(dark warm place is needed)
  • Sprinkle water in between to make the cloth damp.
  • Sprouts should appear within a day or two.
  • If you want to get longer sprouts, leave it for few more hours.
  • Refrigerate them and use as needed.
Aren't they pretty ?


Ingredients:

1.5 cup Sprouted moong
3/4 cup Red cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup Corn
1" pc Ginger
Lime
Salt
Pepper
Coriander leaves

Take the sprouted moong in a microwaveable vessel. Sprinkle some water and cook for 2-3 minutes in microwave. Cook corn and red cabbage for a minute in microwave. Mix the moong, corn and red cabbage. Squeeze half a lime into this. For Ginger juice, grate the ginger and squeeze them. (I use garlic press too ). Mix the ginger juice into the salad. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Add coriander leaves and mix everything well.

The healthy salad is ready to serve.

Finally, I would like to thank Chitra @ Share my recipe , Vardhini @ VardhinisKitchen  , Prathima @ Indian Recipes to share their blogger awards with me. I feel really happy, thank you dear friends !!




Notes:
*Red cabbage can be eaten raw. There is no need for cooking it.
*There is no limit to the quantity when it comes to the salad. Add or reduce as you desire.






34 Tasty Comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Yeah, God is really gr8 :)
Salad looks very tempting and healthy.. thanks for sharing dear !!
Indian Cuisine

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy, colorful n yummy salad

Raji said...

Beautiful bird house...and the salad is so colourful..and healthy too.

Priya Sreeram said...

God's creations are indeed amazing - the salad looks scrumptious !

Rumana Rawat said...

So healthy salad:)

Sunanda said...

Wow!! it looks so colorful and healthy....
Sunanda's Kitchen

Vardhini said...

Healthy .. i like the last picture particularly.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Sneha Benny said...

First time in your blog. Salad looks very healthy. Glad to follow you.

Reva said...

Very colourful salad ... and the real bird's nest is so cute:) Gives a homely feel...
Reva

Now Serving said...

wow, that looks very colorful and immensely healthy :) love your decoration dear :)

Raksha said...

God's creation is indeed amazing :)
I liked the sprouted salad of moong

Suja said...

Healthy and filling..lovely salad.

Prathima Shivraj said...

Very healthy salad, looks yummy, your clicks are amazing..

aipi said...

Protein packed n so colorful ~ beautifully presented dear :)
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Priya said...

Nutritious and protein rich salad..

Saranya said...

this looks super yum!!!!Nice presentation..

divya said...

Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

Sarah Naveen said...

OMG!!! the nest is indeed a great creation..
Love sprouts..

Vimitha Anand said...

Lovely neighbors and their house is so beautiful...
That moong salad is a very healthy and protein rich dish...

Food Glorious Food! said...

So gorgeous! Wonderful presentation! Love it!

Vidhya said...

Salad looks yummy and healthy.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

the nest's architecture is seriously great, I mean imagine those 2 birds doing all this, simply superb.

And, wow, what a colorful salad. Love the idea of adding purple cabbage :)

julie said...

cute pics of the nest..colourful and lovely presentation of the salad too!

Prabhamani said...

Colorful Salad..loved it :) U having wonderful recipes..Glad to follow u...!!

Divya D said...

yummy.. nice presentation..

Angela said...

That is one of the prettiest salads I have ever seen.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely colorful salad

Sarah said...

i love adding sprouts to my noodles! Love ur salad version too...

Treat and Trick said...

Welcome to your new neighbours. Colorful and healthy salad! Congrats on your awards dear...

Nandini said...

Wow! The sprouts are colourful and healthy! An amazing nest the bird has built...

Rajani said...

Imaginative use of colour and ingredients.Great presentation.You rock.

Suman Singh said...

wow..that is so creative of you dear..love the colorful salad...looks healhty and refreshingly delicious!

kaveri said...

Healthy and nutritious salad...lovely presentation...cute pics of the bird and the nest

saleena said...

Excellent decoration,especially the star shaped one..Also good to know that you have such a wonderful neighbour :)

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