MUNG BEAN (Green) A K A Chori, For Spouting , Food or Growing, Asian vegetable
Mung Beans-GreenWhole mung beans are often used in soup mixes
These beans can also be used to produce sprouts for salads
Mung beans are perfect for use in soup bases and bean flour
These beans are high in protein and can be used whole or ground. Whole mung beans are often used in soup mixes or to produce sprouts for salads. Processed mung beans are perfect for use in soup bases and bean flour.
Mung Beans The mung bean is a very small, round bean closely related to the field pea. Here in the United States, mung beans are chiefly sprouted. Mung bean sprouts are characterized by their crisp, nutty flavor, ideal for stir fry and are also commonly eaten raw in salads. Mung beans are also used in Indian recipes skinned and split to make dal (sometimes written as dhaal, dhal or dhall.). The Sri Lankans use them to make idli. Split peas can also be substituted for this purpose. Mung beans are also considered low on the gas producing scale.
How to Sprout Mung Beans or Moong, Sprouting Mung Beans at Home!
1. Place the Mung beans in a jar. Pour water and rinse well. Repeat 2-3 times if necessary till the water runs clear.
2. Add water till 3/4 the bottle or upto the brim and close with the lid. Let it soak for 4-8 hours. This will depend on the climate and humidity of the place you live.
3. The seeds after soaking will be enlarged in size and as you can see they had absorbed the water and had come to the brim of the bottle.
4. Drain the water. Our work is done now and the rest of the job is left to Mother Nature to weave her magic.
5. Place the piece of cloth over the bottle mouth covering it fully and place a rubber band around the cloth to keep it in place. You can use a cotton cloth, a burlap, muslin cloth, a plastic sheet in which you had poked enough holes, or you can even poke holes all over the lid of the bottle/jar and you use. The beans need air to breathe so that it could sprout.
6. Place the bottle in a dark place. I left it on my kitchen counter itself and after 5-8 hours you can see small sprouts peeking out of the beans.
7. If you want the sprouts anywhere between 1/2 to 1 inch in length, let it rest for 1 more day and you can have sprouts like shown in the picture. Just make sure to rinse the sprouts and drain the water as it will keep the beans moist and helps in sprouting further. Do not let it go dry as it will kill the sprouting process.
8. Sprouted beans are ready to use as you wish. Make sure you store the sprouted beans in a moist area. I kept it in the fridge and also make sure to use it within the next day or two when it is still good and full of nutritive values.
9. Sprouting at home is a very healthy option than buying it from super market aisles as you never get to know whether clean water has been used for the process and if they had been allowed to sprout in hygienic conditions.
HOW TO GROW MUNG BEAN IN THE HOME GARDEN !
Many people know mung beans well, although they may not realize that mung beans are the familiar beans that make up bean sprouts (used in Asian recipes and in salads). Instead of growing mung beans as sprouts, you can also plant them in the garden and grow mung beans in the soil. They can grow in virtually any environment and they do well both indoors and outdoors
Plant mung beans when the soil is warm and they will be ready for
harvest in just over three months.
Harvest. Pick pods when they start to look dry, and color has usually turned brown or black as seen in picture above. Plant will continue to produce as you pick the pods. Crack the pods open to collect the mature seeds for storage and cooking.