Moong Daal Sprouts

What are Moong Daal Sprouts?

Moong daal = A type of lentil, also known as mung beans
Moong daal sprouts = moong daal that’s germinated and contains more nutritional benefits than unsprouted daal

Timmi’s Tips and Tricks

It’s been 24 hours but the daal hasn’t sprouted. Why?

Sometimes in the winter it can take longer. Open the cloth, sprinkle some water, and tie it back up.

What if I want to make sprouts without a pressure cooker?

The alternative is to blanch the sprouts. In order to do this, boil enough water in a pot so the sprouted daal could be submerged in it. Once boiling, add salt and haldi (turmeric). Lower heat to medium-low. Add the sprouted daal and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes. Simmer longer if you like more tender sprouts.

Moong Daal Sprouts

Servings: 4


  • 1 cup moong daal whole
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp haldi turmeric
  • 1/2 inch ginger grated
  • 3 tbsp water


  • Clean and wash daal.
  • Soak daal in water for 8-12 hours or overnight.
  • After the soaking period, throw the water away, rinse the daal again, and put it in a cotton or muslin cloth and tie it.
  • The daal should sprout in 24-36 hours.
  • Put the sprouts, water, salt, turmeric, and ginger into a pressure cooker. You can alternatively blanch it in hot water with salt and turmeric.
  • If using pressure cooker, turn on the heat to medium-high and cook until one whistle sounds. Allow steam to escape naturally. See note above in Tips & Tricks if you don't have a pressure cooker.
  • Open the cooker and eat sprouts with your choice of toppings. I like onion, cucumber, tomato, boiled potatoes, cilantro, chaat masala and lemon on mine!

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