Carrot-Sprouted Green Gram Salad

Carrot-Sprouted Green Gram Salad

The temperatures are getting warmer, which means it’s Salad time!

This refreshing and healthy Indian salad is one of our favorite salads. It’s so flavorful and delicious that I make it at least once in two weeks. As the name indicates, it has freshly grated carrots, sprouted green gram or mung beans, and soaked peanuts as the main ingredients. The seasoning is what adds to the flavor; it has mustard seeds, urad dal to give it a little crunch, curry leaves for flavor, pink salt, crushed black pepper for some heat, and lime juice for that tanginess!

You could sprout the mung beans at home – soak them overnight, drain and keep them covered in a light colored cloth for 24 hours. You can sprinkle some water once in 3-4 hours just to keep them moist. Or you could use store-bought sprouts.

Sprouting pulses has immense nutritional benefits apart from aiding digestion. And green gram itself is a healthy, gluten-free protein, which when consumed can provide a lot of health benefits. So I hope you try this easy and healthy salad recipe made with sprouted green gram. Enjoy!

Carrot-Sprouted Green Gram Salad

Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Green Gram Salad, Sprouted Mung Bean Salad
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 cup sprouted green gram or mung bean
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup peanuts soaked overnight and drained
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • pink salt to taste
  • crushed black pepper to taste
  • Juice of half of a small lime


  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or any vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 5-6 curry leaves


  • Add all the ingredients in to a mixing bowl.
  • Prepare the seasoning:
    Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds and allow them to pop.
    Then add urad dal, and fry them until golden brown.
    Lastly add curry leaves and allow to splutter.
  • Pour this seasoning over the salad and toss.
  • Serve healthy and yummy carrot-sprouted green gram salad by itself or on the side of your meal.

Let me know if you tried this recipe by tagging a picture of your preparation on my Instagram @swaadista and using #swaadistarecipes.

Happy cooking, happy eating!

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