Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sprouted Green Gram Soup

Sprouts are known for its health benefits and is easy to digest. This sprouted green gram soup is low in calories which will make you feel fuller and less hungry.

Ingredients Serves - 4
  • Sprouted green gram - 1 1/2 cups
  • Chopped onions - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 pods
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Vegetable stock or water - 2 cups
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil - 1 tblsp
  • Soak green gram in water for 10 to 12 hours
  • Remove the water and put in a muslin cloth - tie and hang it for 10 hours in a warm place
  • If using soup strainer, just cover the green gram in the strainer with a damp cloth and keep it in a warm place

  • Heat the pan with oil add ginger, garlic and saute for a minute
  • Now add onions, saute till translucent
  • Add sprouted green gram, cumin powder, salt and vegetable stock
  • Allow it to boil and simmer until sprouted green gram is cooked
  • Cool down and puree it in the blender or mixer
  • Pour the puree to the pan and reheat it with required pepper
  • Serve hot with croutons and drizzle olive oil on top of the soup

    Nutritional Information
    • Sprouted green gram contains both insoluble and water-soluble fiber
    • Water-soluble fiber reduces LDL cholesterol - reduces risk for cardiovascular disease
    • Sprouted green gram has low-glycemic index so, it digests slowly and gradually releases glucose into your bloodstream, stabilising your blood sugar
    • Per serving = 120 calories approximately

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