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Tue Apr 21, 2020

Moong Sprouts Aloo Chaat Recipe

Lip smacking and healthy oil-free Moong sprouts Aloo Chaat maked for the perfect snack!

Whole Food Plant Based Moong Sprouts Aloo Chaat Recipe

Course: Salad, Snacks, Course 1 (Raw Dish) for Lunch & Dinner Meals
Cuisine: North Indian Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 People

INGREDIENTS

1 Potato
2 Tomatoes
2 Onions
1 Carrot
1 cup Whole Moong / Whole Green Gram
1/4 cup Pomegrate Arils, from 1/2 Pomegranate
1 tbsp Almonds
2 tbsp Green Chutney
1 tbsp Date Syrup
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
Juice of 1 Lemon
1/4 cup Coriander Stems & Leaves chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak whole moong / green gram overnight. Hang up in a cotton cloth or keep in a vessel with holes to sprout for 12 to 24 hours.
  2. Wash potatoes well. Chop into quarters and steam until cooked.
  3. Peel onions. Chop onions and tomatoes into small pieces. Grate carrot.
  4. Mix all ingredients together. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves & stems to make Moong Sprouts Chaat. Serve fresh!

Plant Based Chef Pro Tips for Best Methi Sprouts Aloo Chaat Recipe

  1. Other sprouts could be added too, like brown chana and peanuts!

Nutrition Science Highlights for Moong Sprouts Aloo Chaat Recipe

  1. Why nuts instead of oil? Whole foods are healthier than processed foods. When nuts are pressed and oil is extracted, fiber and phytonutrients are lost, along with many other nutrients. Therefore, whole nuts are much healthier than oils, whether cold-pressed or refined. In addition, they provide the oil content we need to absorb fat-soluble phytonutrients from other whole plant foods! This may be why nuts are used to garnish nearly every traditional Indian dish!
  2. Why raw dishes at meals? Every meal we consume has an immediate, measurable effect on the antioxidant capacity of our blood. Consuming raw fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices at every meal can help us always have a positive blood antioxidant response to our meals. This is perhaps why every traditional Indian meal began with fruits and salads (kosambari / kosumalli)
  3. Why not honey, sugar or jaggery? Sugar and Jaggery are processed foods. Although jaggery is healthier than brown sugar, which, in turn, is healthier than white sugar, all forms of processed foods are unhealthy when compared to whole plant foods. Honey is healthwise as good as jaggery, which isn't saying much. In addition to not being very healthy, honey production kills millions of bees every year, affecting our environment adversely. The best sweetener alternative is a whole fruit or dry fruit. The easiest method of using these is date syrup, as it does not involve peeling or chopping.

Dr Achyuthan Eswar
Lifestyle Physician & Co-founder, NutritionScience.in, PHC Lifestyle Clinic & SampoornaAhara.com Plant-based Kitchen

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