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How to Sprout (Mulaitha Payaru) Green Gram ?

sprouted_green_gram_1 Sprouts are considered as the most enzyme-rich food on the earth. Sprouting is a process of soaking, draining and rinsing at interval till the seed germinate. You can sprout any whole gram but small one like green gram, horse gram, chick peas and black gram needs little effort and time. As sprouts are rich in digestive enzymes, they are easy to digest. They also have proteins and minerals. They are good source of B vitamins. Usually at home, after soaking it is tied in a clean muslin  cloth. Water is sprayed in between, till germination. I use a casserole (hot pack) to sprout green gram.

Sprouted green gram is useful as green salad.

Time: approximately 20 hours


  • Clean and wash 200 grams of green gram (pachai payaru); soak it in 4 cups of water; keep it for 8 hours.

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  • Now wash once more and drain the water in a filter; put it in a casserole close and keep.
  • Once in 2 hours sprinkle handful of water; toss slightly and close; within 10 to 12 hours sprouted dal will be ready.

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  • Keep it in refrigerator and use.


  • The germinated sprout should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch length; at this state only you get more vitamins.
  • If you sprout more than this, taste won’t be good.

{ 5 comments… add one }

  • Keerthi October 15, 2009, 2:16 pm

    Dear Kamala,
    You are doing an awesome job. I simply followed the methods given for the recipes and they turn out great.

  • Kamala October 15, 2009, 10:08 pm

    Thanks a lot Keerthi :)

  • Radha October 8, 2011, 4:03 am

    can you sprout whole wheat berries the same way or how would it be different?

    this container you use, is it the type that keeps food hot until ready to serve? like a thermos? some people use cloth…

  • vino June 14, 2012, 2:56 am

    thank u so much mam, i was wondering how to make sprouts out of any grams, this will be very helpful.

  • Fathima manalan November 13, 2013, 4:23 am

    It is very usefull .. pls keep posting..

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