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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bean Sprout Kachumber

I often make kachumber or Indian style salad to go with my roti-sabji/roti-dal combo. Kachumber is Indian Salad made with cucumber, tomatoes and onion, flavoured with salt, sugar and lemon juice. It goes with any kind of dish. You can add any vegetable of your choice, so varieties can be endless.
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Keeping in mind what huge health benefits this bean sprouts have, I often prepare this bean sprout kachumber with cucumber, tomatoes and onion. It tastes so well. Here are some of the halth benefits bean sprout has :::::: 
Health benefits of Mung Bean Sprouts :
Studies have shown that in comparison to dried seeds, sprouted foods contain an amazing increase in nutrients. During the sprouting process, the vitamins; minerals; and protein increase substantially and the calories and carbohydrate contents decrease.
Bean sprouts have the richest source of amino acids (for protein), vitamins and minerals, and also contain a good amount of fiber. They contain all types of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K), folic acid and are an excellent source of iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc.
  1. Anemia : Mung Bean Sprouts are rich in Iron, which helps prevent or treat anemia caused by iron deficiency.
  2. cardiovascular health : the regular consumption of mung bean sprouts can help reduce the blood levels of LDL-cholesterol due to its content in fiber and lecithin. This effect is beneficial to the heart and vessels.
  3. Constipation : Due to their high content in fiber, mung bean sprouts can help improve intestinal motility and relieve the signs of constipation.
  4. Hair and nail fragility : Hair and nail fragility is often the result of certain nutritional deficiencies, especially proteins, vitamins and zinc. Mung bean sprouts contain high amounts of all these nutrients in a readily available form, and hence they are particularly helpful in preventing and treating hair and nail problems.
  5. Skin anti-aging effect : the regular consumption of mung bean sprouts can help prevent many age-related skin changes, including elasticity and moisture loss.
  6. Strees and tiredness : Mung bean sprouts are a source of readily available energy and other nutrients which are particularly helpful in fighting the signs and symptoms of mental and physical stress and tiredness.
Now to the recipe of Bean sprout kachumber/salad :

Ingredients :
Mung Bean Sprout : 1 cup
Soaked mung bean : 1/2 cup ( Soak green/red mung bean overnight/3-4 hours in hot boiling water)
Cucumber : 1 (thinly sliced)
Tomatoes : 2 (cut into medium chunk)
Onions : 1 (finely chopped)
Lemon Juice : 2 tblsp.
Salt to taste
Black Pepper : a pinch
Method :
  • Take all the veggies along with sprous in a big bowl. Add lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
  • Give it a good stir. Mix everything well.
  • Enjoy immediately.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 / by / 12 Comments

12 comments:

  1. Interesting salad ...looks gud

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  2. Thanks, Chandana, Vardhini, priti and chandrani

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  3. This salad can make me hungry even right after my lunch ~ love this protein packed delicious salad :)
    US Masala

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  4. I love salads... especially cant resist one with bean sprouts..

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  5. Very healthy and delicious kachumer.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. wow, that look so pretty apart from being delicious :)

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  7. delicious healthy looking salad looks wonderful

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