How to make Sprouts at Home

Archana Doshi
How to make Sprouts at Home
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Learn How to make Sprouts at Home with a few easy steps. To make sprouts, you can use grains like whole green moong, amaranth, whole wheat, millets, red kidney beans, chickpeas, flax seeds and many other grains and legumes as well. It is important to remember, that the soaking and sprouting times will vary with each grain/ legume.

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

1440 M

Total in

1450 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Green Moong Dal (Whole) , or any other sprout/legume/seed
  • Water

How to make How to make Sprouts at Home

  1. To begin making the sprouts, soak the grains or legumes, completely immersed in water for at least 12 to 15 hours. You will know it's soaked enough, when you take a bite and it feels good to eat.

  2. At this stage, drain the water. Place the soaked grains/legumes in a wet muslin cloth and sprinkle some water over the grains. Place the muslin cloth with the soaked grains in a bowl and cover it lightly with a lid so there is air circulation.

  3. When you notice the muslin cloth is dry, sprinkle some water on the cloth, so there is continuous moisture in the cloth. The moisture and air will help the grains/legumes sprout. The process of sprouting will take at least 12 hours based on the size of the grain or legume.

  4. Once you notice the grains/legumes have sprouted, transfer them to a storage container and store them in the refrigerator for about a week and use them as desired.