How to Sprout Mung Beans or Moong, Sprouting Mung Beans at Home

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How to Sprout Mung Beans or Moong at home. Making mung sprouts at home is easier and better than getting ready made sprouts. I always make mung bean and other beans sprouts at home. There are two ways of making the sprouts and you do not need a sprout maker.

In this post, I am mentioning specifically about sprouting moong beans at home. Soon a post will follow where I will mention about sprouting mixed beans. Mung beans sprout much faster as compared to other beans.

Sprouting Mung Beans – First Method:

a) This method that I am mentioning below is to sprout the moong/mung beans in a bowl or a container.

1: Take the amount of whole mung beans you want to be sprouted in a plate. Pick and clean the mung beans. Now wash the beans in water for 3-4 times.

whole mung beans

2: In a bowl take the mung beans. Add water and cover it up to 1 inch above the moong beans as shown in the pic.

mung beans soaked in water

3: Cover the bowl with a lid and soak the beans overnight.

covered bowl of mung beans

3: The next day the moong beans will swell. If there is any remaining water on top, then just discard it. Cover and keep the bowl for 2 days. You can check after a day and you will see the sprouts appearing. After 2 days you will see beautiful sprouts from the moong beans.

sprouted mung beans

…………… a closer look…

mung moong bean sprouts

Sprouting Mung Beans – The second method

( I do not have pics for this one…. in this method we sprout the mung beans in a kitchen napkin or cloth.)

1: Soak the mung beans overnight. The next day, drain the water from the soaked moong beans. Wet a clean cloth or kitchen napkin with water and squeeze the excess water from it. Take this damp cloth and keep the soaked moong beans in the cloth. Tighten this cloth and keep this cloth with the moong beans in it covered in a container for 1 or 2 days.

2: After one day, you will see small sprouts and they will grow after 2 days. For longer sprouts, you can keep it for one more day. These sprouted beans stay fresh in the fridge for upto 1-2 days. So you could keep them in the fridge after they have sprouted, if you don’t intend to use them on the same day.

3: Whichever technique you use, once the sprouts are done, you could now use the moong beans to make your favorite recipe. You could even have these raw in salads or slightly steam and have it plain or just with about anything……. even toasted bread.  I steamed the sprouted moong beans and had these as an accompaniment with pani puri. you can also add them to chaat snacks like dahi papdi chaat.

pani puri with sprouted moong mung beans

Few points for Sprouting Mung Beans:

  • I have sprouted mung beans using both the methods and they have always worked for me. Choose whichever method that suits you.
  • If after a day or two, the moisture in the kitchen napkin dries up, you could sprinkle some water on it.
  • Always check the sprouts in a day. For the bowl method, you could just open the bowl and see. But for the cloth method, you cannot open the cloth. But you will see the sprouts coming out from the cloth, especially if you have used a thin cloth like muslin.

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Moong/Mung Sprouts Recipe Below:

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How to make Moong/Mung bean sprouts at home
 
Making mung sprouts at home.
Author:
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: world
Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients (american measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups whole mung beans
  • water
Instructions
  1. The method that I am mentioning below is to sprout the moong/mung beans in a bowl or a container.
  2. Take the amount of whole moong beans you want to be sprouted in a plate. Pick and clean the moong beans. Now wash the beans in water for 3-4 times.
  3. In a bowl take the moong beans. Add water and cover it up to 1 inch above the moong beans as shown in the pic.
  4. Cover the bowl with a lid and soak the beans overnight.
  5. The next day the moong beans will swell. If there is any remaining water on top, then just discard it. Cover and keep the bowl for 2 days. You can check after a day and you will see the sprouts appearing. After 2 days you will see beautiful sprouts from the moong beans.
  6. The second method ( I do not have pics for this one) is to sprout the mung beans in a kitchen napkin or cloth.
  7. Soak the moong beans overnight. The next day, drain the water from the soaked moong beans. Wet a clean cloth or kitchen napkin with water and squeeze the excess water from it. Take this damp cloth and keep the soaked moong beans in the cloth. Tighten this cloth and keep this cloth with the moong beans in it covered in a container for 1 or 2 days.
  8. After one day, you will see small sprouts and they will grow after 2 days. For longer sprouts, you can keep it for one more day. These sprouted beans stay fresh in the fridge for upto 1-2 days. So you could keep them in the fridge after they have sprouted, if you don’t intend to use them on the same day.
  9. Whichever technique you use, once the sprouts are done, you could now use the moong beans to make your favorite recipe. You could even have these raw in salads or slightly steam and have it plain or just with about anything……. even toasted bread.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4


Comments

    • says

      u mean the only the thick and long sprouts as used in chinese and korean cuisine. i have never tried my hands at these, but u could google and find out. i believe they need a cooler temperature and not a hot or warm temperature as the root sprouts get spoiled or rotten in a hot climate.

  1. rex says

    I’m very confused why in between 3 to 4 hours the beans absorbed a lot of water, for example in my expirement in 3 hours of soaking in water then i weighed,it has 25 grams then in 4 hours it was 45 grams..why? can i have your idea please…thanks…

    • says

      its simple logic. they keep on soaking the water. the more time you keep the beans in the water the more they will soak water and hence weigh more….

  2. Deepak Patnaik says

    Can we eat Mung Bean Sprout in empty stomach. I heard that if we take this in empty stomach it leads to gas-tick .

    • dassana says

      i have never heard that eating mung bean sprouts on empty stomach leads to any stomach issues. we sometimes have mung bean sprouts salad as breakfast and have never faced any issues.

  3. Tamara says

    Love to see you here Dassana and yes very good to have the ability over sprouts whenever we want it. With love, Tamara

  4. Anitha says

    Hi ,
    I tried this , no doubt sprouts came out beautifully but moong skin got peeled . Can I kno why ?

    • says

      the skin will get peeled when you cook the sprouts. some amount of peeling is natural in uncooked sprouts. but not all your sprouts should be without the skin. however this may happen if the beans have been over soaked.

  5. Richa says

    Hi Dassana

    I tried making the sprouts with the container method. They were perfectly cooked.
    Thanks for the great recipe.. :)

  6. Suruchi says

    Hello Dassana,

    Thanks for sharing this! I generally use the cloth method which works well, but the sprouts start coming out of the cloth and are a task to remove them, so want to try the jar method. I just have couple of questions:

    - When u soak moong in jar overnight in water, have u closed the lid tightly or just placed it on the jar?
    - For the rest of 2-3 days when u keep it for sprouting in the jar, again do u use the lid? If yes, is it closed?

    Thanks in advance and sorry for so many questions!!

    • says

      even the same thing happen with me when i sprout the beans in a kitchen towel.

      your questions answered:

      - just place the lid on the jar. no need to close the lid tightly.
      - i do use the lid for the next 2-3 days, but again here not closed tightly… just kept loosely on the pan or bowl.

  7. tahti says

    I love your site. thank you. I refrain from the 5 kinds of pungent herbs (garlic, etc.) and appreciate your addressing this in a separate category.

    I sprout constantly! I mean I have three, sometimes four sproutings of different beans and mixes going at a time, so that one is always available on a given day. Also, if one “goes funny”, I will usually have something to fall back on.

    world peace through simple, mindful eating.

    tahti

    • says

      why remove the husk. they are nutritious as well. for appearance if you still want, then just rub the sprouts in your palms. the husk comes out. keep the sprouts in a bowl of water. the husk floats and you can easily remove them.

  8. says

    hi Sir,
    this is Murali from Hyderabad, India,
    i have so many questions
    i am doing a SPROUTS business,
    if u don’t min which method is better for my business.
    i am doing
    1. soaking beens in water 2-3 times
    2. keeping 10-12 hours in water
    3. after keeping in cloth 36 hours.
    is this the correct method ?

    in my sprouts pack i am using (MOONG BEAN, COWPEAS, CHICKPEAS, CARROT, BEATROOT, PEANUTS{boild})

    PLEASE tell me i can add any new item for my sprouts pack
    sorry for mistakes,

  9. Sub says

    Hi there,
    If choose to go by your method of using a container, do you think after the sprouts swell, is it better to
    1. lighlty cover them with a muslin cloth on the top ? OR
    2. cover the container with a lid which has holes?

    Is one going to yield quicker results over the other ?

    Thanks !

    • says

      i would suggest to cover with a lid. thats how i always make the sprouts. not sure how the sprouts would behave if exposed to air via the fine muslin or the lid with holes.

  10. srinivas says

    hello sir / madam this is srinivas, I want to know how to make sprouts in large quantaty. nearly arounr 100 kg’s.
    thnkq

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  13. Divya Shah says

    Dear Dassana, it is a pleasure seeing you respond to everyone. I am struggling to have all mung beans sprouted. Every time some beans stay unsprouted and it is a big task manually taking them out. I use bowl method. Is there anything I can do to make all beans sprout?Thank you.

    • says

      hi divya, once or twice every day just gently shake the bowl. this will allow the beans which are at the bottom to come up and aid them in getting sprouted.

  14. says

    in indian cuisine, we do have a yogurt raita. i guess the restaurant folks must be using the same recipe for the yogurt dressing. just take 1 cup of yogurt. whisk it well till smooth. then add about 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder and 1/2 tsp chaat masala. season with rock salt or black salt. mix well and serve.

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