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Mung bean sprouts in a bowl
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How to Sprout Mung Beans

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: mung beans, saute, sprouts
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 179kcal


  • 1 cup mung beans
  • 2 or more cups water


  • Put the 1 cup of dry mung beans in a bowl, cover with at least 2 cups water, if not more. The beans will double in size, you do not want any to escape the water as they expand.
  • Let soak for about 4 hours.
  • Drain the water from the beans. Wrap them in a paper towel, or tea towel. There should be enough water left on the beans to dampen the paper towel, if not, you may dampen the towel a bit.
  • Place in a colander in a bowl, cover with a dark towel or plate so they are not exposed to light. Allow them to sit overnight or for at least eight hours until they are sprouted to the extent that you like. You can let them keep growing, but if you wait too long they tend to mold.


Serving: 340g | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3.5mg