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Tuesday, September 11, 2012




If you like replacing your lunch with a fresh salad, this recipe is for you ...

Soak 1 tablespoon each of moong, math and red chowli beans overnight. Next morning, drain out all the water, put the beans in a container that has holes in it, cover and let them sprout. This takes 8-10 hours, so some pre-planning is required here.

Soak 1/3 cup Brown Chana & 1/3 cup Green chana with a pinch of baking soda overnight. Add 3-4 cups water to completely hydrate them well. Boil them to 4 whistles with all the water and salt to taste next morning.

I like to add lots of salad, fruits, sprouts etc. for a nice crunch and taste.

1 cup lettuce/red cabbage/green cabbage cut in fine shreds
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1 tomato or 1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/4 red onion finely chopped
1 spring onion finely chopped
1/4 green/red/yellow capsicum rings
handful of baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup black grapes
1/2 apple diced
1 shredded carrot
1/2 shredded beet
1/4 cup shredded radish
1/4 cup corn
all the sprouts mentioned above
all the boiled brown/green chana (water completely drained out)

You may add any dressing that you like.

You may pour chilled yogurt over it for a more filling lunch.

I like to sprinkle chaat masala, little salt, black pepper, red chilli powder. Mix well and serve chilled or fresh.

Prepare and enjoy !!!