Sprouts are not something that everyone loves to eat but as they are super healthy it needs to be a part of your diet. Generally, sprouts are eaten raw or lightly cooked as frying or roasting them destroys their nutrients.
Sprouts are nutrient-packed germinated seeds that are high in protein, fibre, and have a good level of micronutrients. Some people love eating them raw with chopped onions and tomatoes, while some like to add spices to sprouts, some people just toss them with salads or in sandwiches. Sprouts recipes are also very easy. They add extra crunch and nutrients to your meals without loading you with extra calories. Sprouts are also a great option for quick and easy meals that keep you full for the day.
Here are 5 recipes using sprouts-
- Desi Sprouts Salad
Everyone knows the amount of healthiness that a salad contains. Salads are the quick and simplest diet food and also eaten with meals. Adding sprouts to the salad is a common way of including sprouts in your diet. If you add a little desi flavour to sprouts salad it will become more delicious.
For Desi Sprouts Salad you need bean sprouts and moong bean sprouts. In a bowl, mix chopped onions and tomatoes with bean and moong bean sprouts. Add a spoon of lemon juice, salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala, and mix all the ingredients together.
The delicious sprouts salad is ready to eat with a little desi tadka.
Pro tip- Eat the salad immediately before it turns soggy.
- Open Sprouts Toast
Sandwich is another common way of adding sprouts in your diet. Sprouts also add crunchiness into sandwiches. Open Sprouts Toast is a recipe with a twist in the sandwich. It can be eaten as a breakfast or as an evening snack as it is a very easy and quick meal to grab with all the healthiness in it.
For Open Sprouts Toast you need mixed sprouts. To prepare the topping, add sprouts in a bowl, add salt, chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin powder, lemon juice and mix all the ingredients well. Now prepare the base, take whole wheat bread and cut its corners. Toast the bread slices by applying butter on both the sides till crisp. Spread some veggies and add the sprouts toppings.
Garnish the Open sprouts toast with some grated carrot and serve it hot.
- Sprouts Bhel
Chaat is on everyone’s favourite list in India and Sprouts Bhel is a healthy addition to your favourite bhel chaat. Sprouts in bhel increase the healthiness of it. Unlike a regular bhel, it is a healthy and filling snack with multiple flavours and textures that can be enjoyed by the young and old.
To prepare the sprouts bhel you need some moong bean sprouts. Take a bowl, add puffed rice, and sprouts. Now add tamarind pulp, mint coriander chutney, chat masala, salt, green chillies, chopped onion, and tomatoes and mix all the ingredients well. You can also add raw mango pieces if it is in the season, this will increase the sourness of the recipe.
Garnish with some coriander and serve quickly as it will turn soggy.
- Sprouts Dhokla
Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati dish which is prepared with gram flour and semolina. Sprouts dhokla is a healthier version of the regular dhokla. It is one of the easiest recipes that can be enjoyed as a snack and fits perfectly for people who always keep a count on their calories. Sprouts dhokla is filled with nutrients and is stomach filling.
This amazing dish with all the healthier benefits is prepared with moong bean sprouts and some spinach that provides it with extra healthiness. To prepare Sprouts Dhokla, grind the spinach and sprouts together and make a smooth paste. Pour the ground mixture into a bowl, add salt and besan along with a little water and whisk till smooth. Now add the fruit salt and pour the mixture in a greased dhokla mould. Steam the dhokla for about 15-20 minutes till it is cooked completely. Unmould the dhokla when it turns cool. Spread the tadka over it and garnish with some grated coconut.
Serve the sprouts dhokla with chutney or ketchup.
- Sprouts Wrap
Wraps are very delicious but are not always that healthy. They generally have all the ingredients that are high in fats. Sprouts Wrap is a recipe with healthier ingredients and extra crunch. The desi dressing will make the wrap more mouth-watering and tasty. They are very easy to make. You can make sprouts wrap quickly if you are in a hurry to grab a healthy quick meal.
For making sprouts wrap you need moong sprouts or mixed sprouts or bean sprouts. Lower the number of carbs by using soya flour mixed roti.
To prepare the stuffing, heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste, onions and cook till the onions turn translucent. Add salt and spices, transfer the stuffing in a bowl. Now add sprouts and lemon juice and mix all the ingredients together. Take a roti, spread yoghurt and green chutney and place some onion rings and the stuffing. Roll the wrap tightly and repeat the process with other rotis.
Wrap them with a tissue and serve it with ketchup.
Try these super healthy sprouts recipes. Stay healthy and fit with these desi flavoured sprouts recipes and add some deliciousness in your life. No more need to eat boring sprouts to stay healthy. Give a try to these super tasty delicacies and yourself a healthy boost.