Tuesday, 22 October 2013

How to sprout Beans ?


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Hello readers,


Today's swift moving world our life style has changed a lot ! We all have welcomed modern style life style with both hands, why not ? Modern life style has brought modern technology, and tell you ,all that stuff has made our life so much easier... Modern TVs, satellites, mobile phones, computers and Internet have become permanent in our homes and appreciated by each and every one of us..!




Modern technology not only have become part of our life only in our living room but in kitchen too, Microwave cooks food in very less time, dishwashers and washing machines are there for your dirty dishes and clothes, modern food processors grind and cook food same time and in few minutes ..for us ladies it's heaven :)





While we are enjoying this modern life style, I think we are forgetting our great culture, our food and traditions. We all have engrossed so much into our modern life that many of us relying on fast food and ready meals , or shall I say packet food , many people don't have time to cook food for their family, We have become dependant on super markets whatever they are throwing at us we are accepting it and still paying them huge price !





In many things we can't help it, we have to buy it, but I wouldn't pay £2 for a small packet of Sprouted Mung beans..that's crazy right ! When you can have same amount of sprout beans less than 25p , yes in 25p , all you need is a little preparation and commitment..it is very simple thing to do and inexpensive, and you can have homemade sprout beans. No special tool or skill required. I've been sprouting beans since my childhood..:)



Sprouts are essential in Asian cuisine. We use in making curries, salad, Indian bread and stir frys. Sprouts provides us wealth of nutrition in a small package. Sprouted beans can stay fresh almost one week in the fridge and more than a month in a freezer. What are you waiting for then, spill your beans :) !

You will need :-
  • 1 cup any beans ( I have used Green Mung beans, Brown round Masoor Beans and Brown very small Moth - matki Beans )
  • 3-4 cup water
  • 1 muslin cloth or Kitchen paper
  • Colander or wicker basket. or any big bowl will be fine.
Method :-
Throughly clean the beans and wash them in a stream of water.
Soak beans at least 7-8 hours or overnight.
Drain them completely and loosely tie them in a cloth or kitchen towel. ( I like to use disposible kitchen towel ) Sometimes beans can leave a stains on a muslin cloth and I don't like it.
Leave tied beans in a basket or bowl and leave it on a window sill for another 8-10 hours.
If cloth or paper looks dry, sprinkle little water on it.
You'll be able to see sprouting on a second or early third day.
Leave it few hours more if you want the sprout tail longer.
Store in a container and leave it in the fridge.
Use it when required.

Note :- I soaked my beans on a Friday morning, Friday afternoon I tied them and on Saturday afternoon my sprouted beans were ready.

Happy Cooking :)
Linking it to Made with love Mondays

7 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing this informative post!

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  2. I always crave for sprouts in the morning. Yours look very healthy and colorful.
    Deepa

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  3. Fantastic, i do the same way too..Even now am sprouting fenugreek seeds.

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  4. It's so true, Jagruti - modern conveniences are certainly a wonderful thing much of the time, but there are some skills worth retaining! This is a wonderful tutorial and thanks for sharing. Please remember to include a link back to Made with Love Mondays...

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  5. Hi Mark..so sorry, I don't know how I miss to add link here. done :)

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  6. Hi Jagruti, lovely tutorial! I found you through Mark's email today. I recently posted a mung bean sprout curry recipe, I hope that you will check it out x

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