Sprout mung Usal (Mung sprouts) Recipe

Sprout mung Usal (Mung sprouts) picture


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings2
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group,


 Whole mung beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cumin seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Mustard seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Coriander powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Red chili powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Onion1 Medium, finely chopped
 Green chilies2 , slit
 Tomato1 Medium, finely chopped
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Coriander leaves1 Teaspoon (to garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 572 Calories from Fat 155

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.2%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 226.2 mg9.4%

Total Carbohydrates 81 g26.9%

Dietary Fiber 21.1 g84.2%

Sugars 13.5 g

Protein 28 g55.3%

Vitamin A 19.7% Vitamin C 78.2%

Calcium 19.9% Iron 51.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Soak mung beans overnight or for about 8 -9 hours.next drain the beans and tie them in wet cloth ,keep them in a dry place away from sunlight.
Let it stand for few hours and beans become sprouted.
Heat oil .add mustard seeds ,cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Now add finely chopped onions,cook till its light brown.
Add chopped tomato,salt and all masala and let it cook till the oil seperates.
Now add mung sprouts and mix it well and let it cook for 8 to 10 minutes in medim heat till the beans are cooked.
Garnish it with coriander .
serve it with rotis and lemon wedge or as it is.


AnjaliD profile page

AnjaliD says :

I add a little tamarind to this and it tastes very good.
Posted on: 12 December 2007 - 11:16pm
minaxi profile page

minaxi says :

sprouts of any lentils are very high in protein and can be made in same way as above.nowadays you can get readymade spruots in the grocery stores.
Posted on: 12 December 2007 - 3:12pm
Snigdha profile page

Snigdha says :

Wonderful! Sprouts have an amazing nutritional value and are very high in protein content. This one makes an excellent snack.
Posted on: 12 December 2007 - 2:23pm