This Mumbai-Inspired Sprouted Salad Is Rich In Gut-Healthy Fiber

In Mumbai, shoppers, students, office goers, families, and people in a rush frequent the thousands of street vendors selling all kinds of amazing, lip-​smacking street foods at every nook and corner. You will see all kinds of crowds at the street vendors varying in age, economic class, culture, and religion. That is the beauty of the street food stalls—​they welcome all and break down those barriers.I have the fondest memories of Mumbai street foods with my mum, my family, my friends, and relatives. Even my mum would give in sometimes to her cravings and we would go to a stall to get all the snacks as dinner: sev puri, ragda pattice, pani puri, sprouted moong chaat, and more. We would order a bunch of stuff and share it between the four of us. And when accompanied by masala lemon soda and ending with malai kulfi, kesar pista ice cream, or paan, it would make for a very satisfying dinner!

This Mumbai-Inspired Sprouted Salad Is Rich In Gut-Healthy Fiber

In Mumbai, shoppers, students, office goers, families, and people in a rush frequent the thousands of street vendors selling all kinds of amazing, lip-​smacking street foods at every nook and corner. You will see all kinds of crowds at the street vendors varying in age, economic class, culture, and religion. That is the beauty of the street food stalls—​they welcome all and break down those barriers.

I have the fondest memories of Mumbai street foods with my mum, my family, my friends, and relatives. Even my mum would give in sometimes to her cravings and we would go to a stall to get all the snacks as dinner: sev puri, ragda pattice, pani puri, sprouted moong chaat, and more. We would order a bunch of stuff and share it between the four of us. And when accompanied by masala lemon soda and ending with malai kulfi, kesar pista ice cream, or paan, it would make for a very satisfying dinner!

One of my favorite street foods, which is healthy and filling, is the sprouted moong chaat, made with sprouted and boiled green moong and kala channa (black garbanzo beans) and served with fresh vegetables such as cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, boiled potatoes, and raw mango. The vendors make it within a minute, quickly putting each ingredient into a steel pot and mixing everything with all the masalas. Then they put the contents in magazine paper (so it does not get soggy) shaped into a cone and folded at the bottom. They give you a little spoon and you eat it immediately while it is still warm. 

Sprouted moong has a lot of benefits. The high content of fiber in sprouts helps with digestion and good gut health. It is also great for hair and skin. Sprouts have innumerable benefits. Sprouted moong can be used to make salads, daals, and sandwiches.

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