Bean Sprout - Bhel
Sprouted whole moong ---1 cup
Any farsan/ chiwda -----1 cup (preferably Sweet kind like Laxmi Narayan )
Finely chopped green onions or red/white chopped onion—1/2 cup
Tomato seeds removed and chopped—1/2 cup
Cilantro chopped ---1/4 cup
Tamarind and date chutney- 2 tbs (see recipe below)
Chopped cilantro for garnish
Pudina/ mint chutney –2 tbs (see recipe below)
Method: In a medium saucepan add 4 cups water. Bring to boil, add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Add sprouted moong to the boiling water. Boil for one minute and turn off the heat. Let it stand for a minute and drain the water. Do not rinse under cold water.
Now mix all the ingredients in a salad bowl and mix. Serve immediately
Date-Tamarind Chutney: Take one cup chopped dates and soak it in warm water for 4 hours, if you want to make it instant, microwave for five minutes, add about ½ cup shredded jaggery / sugar/ brown sugar , a teaspoon of coriander –cumin powder and 1/4 cup tamarind extract, if using concentrate use two tablespoons. Puree all ingredients in a blender to make a smooth and soft chutney.
Mint chutney: Take ½ cup chopped mint leaves, a few sprigs of fresh coriander, ¼ cup chopped green onion stalks, 2-3 green Serrano chili, lime juice to taste and salt. Puree in a blender to make a soft smooth chutney
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