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How to Sprout Mung Beans?

Sprouted Mung Beans Recipe: Fresh and Nutritious Sprouts at Home

Sprouting mung beans is a simple and rewarding process that allows you to enjoy fresh, crunchy sprouts packed with nutrients.

Here's a step-by-step guide to sprouting mung beans each and every time consistently at home:


  • 1 cup mung beans or any beans

  • Water

  • Optional: You can also sprouts Kala Chana/Red Chikpeas, Muth, Whole brown or green Lentils, Nine bean mix, Fenugreek/Methi seeds and much more using the same technique.


  • Instantpot


Rinse and Soak the Mung Beans:

  1. Begin by rinsing the mung beans thoroughly under cool water to eliminate any dirt or impurities.

  2. Place the rinsed mung beans in a bowl and cover them with water. Ensure the beans are fully submerged, adding enough water to achieve this. Let them soak for approximately 8-12 hours, or overnight.

Drain and Rinse:

  1. After the soaking time, carefully drain the water from the bowl by tilting it.

  2. Rinse the beans with fresh water to further cleanse them.

Sprouting in the Instant Pot:

  1. Transfer the rinsed beans to the stainless steel container of the Instant Pot.

  2. Sprinkle a small amount of water over the beans.

  3. Close the lid of the Instant Pot, but do not plug it in or turn it on.

  4. Leave the beans inside the Instant Pot, allowing them to sprout naturally.

  5. Within 24 hours, you will notice beautiful sprouts forming. If you like longer sprouts leave the mung beans for longer time in the Instant Pot. Rememebr to check the sprouts are few times, at times they tend to get sticky.

Note: It's important to ensure that the Instant Pot is not plugged in or turned on during this sprouting process. The controlled environment within the Instant Pot promotes sprouting without the need for heat.

Enjoy your freshly sprouted mung beans in various recipes, such as salads, stir-fries, or as a nutritious addition to your meals!

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