Mung bean sprouts raita is a quick, nutritious and tasty Indian side dish from India. Made with bean sporuts, and yogurt, it's a great summer recipe.
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Mung bean sprouts raita is a tasty & healthy protein-rich vegetarian side dish from India. Made with yogurt and mung bean sprouts it's a healthy summer treat.
As mentioned in previous posts also, both Amit and I, prefer carrying home-cooked food to work.
Staying in Dubai where most of the days are extremely hot, I always try to pack some side dish made of yogurt or laban, for lunch. Being Indian, most of the time our lunch comprises of Indian dishes so I pack raita as a side dish as it goes well with almost every Indian recipe and you can bring so many variations in this recipe that you don’t get bored of it. Some of my favorite raita recipes are aloo ka raita and pahadi raita.
Since mornings are generally very busy and it's not possible to make too many dishes, I keep on searching or inventing raita recipes where you don’t need to do much cutting and chopping.
One such instant raita recipe is mung bean sprouts raita. It’s a very nutritious recipe and a good source of protein for vegetarians. The vegans can also make it using vegan yogurt. The best thing about this recipe is that it gets ready within 2 minutes. You can also enjoy it as a quick and refreshing summer snack.
To make this raita, you can use the store brought sprouts or very easily make it at home. I use sprouts in a lot of dishes so you will always find a large box of sprouts stored in my fridge. Soaking mung bean for making sprouts, every Friday night, is in my weekly routine.
If you are on a weight-loss mission and looking for healthy recipes then this is a must-try recipe.
How to serve raita?
Raita is served as a side dish with major Indian meals. You can eat it with both roti and rice.
You can also enjoy a bowl of raita just like that without anything else if you want to do some healthy snacking.
More bean sprouts recipes
Looking for more ideas to include bean sprouts to your diet? The following recipes with bean sprouts are worth checking:
More easy raita recipes
If you are looking for some more easy raita recipes to try this summer then don't miss to check the following links:
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Mung Bean Sprouts Raita
- 2 cups yogurt vegans may use any plant-based yogurt of their choice
- 4 tbsp mung bean sprouts
- 2 finely chopped green chillies or as per taste
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mint powder you may also use finely chopped fresh mint leaves
- Sendha namak (Himalayan pink salt) as per taste You may also use normal white salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 1/2 teaspoon flax seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted white sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup water
- Beat the yogurt nicely, add some water or buttermilk if the yogurt is too thick.
- Add in the sprouts, green chilies, salt, pepper, mint powder and mix well.
- Sprinkle some roasted sesame and flax seeds and enjoy your protein-rich raita!