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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sprouts Salad W/ Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

This is a fusion salad dish. The main ingredients are two different kinds of sprouts. Sprouts are very important ingredient in vegetarian food world. Sprouts are very good for the digestive system. They have protein, minerals, vitamins etc. Sprouts can be used in salad, sandwich, and even in khichdi or biryani, curries. They are also very good in soups. In different recipes, sprouts can be used raw as well.

For this salad, I used two very common and popular sprouts, moong and brown chana(gram). For vinaigrette, I used aged balsamic vinegar and whole roasted garlic. The roasted garlic has wonderful smoky flavor and a great smell and the combination of garlic and balsamic vinegar goes a long way. In Indian recipes, we use these sprouts with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Here I used balsamic vinegar with roasted garlic which is very prominent in Italian cuisine to make a true fusion.


  • 1 cup Sprout Moong
  • 1 cup Sprout Brown Chana
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mooli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Green Chili, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt to taste

-- For Vinaigrette

  • 1 Big Whole Garlic
  • 4 tbsp Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste


1. Cook sprouts chana and moong in boiling water, until they are tender. Drain well.

2. Cut garlic into half. Season it with little salt, pepper. Drizzle olive oil on the cut side of the garlic.

3. Cover each half in aluminum foil and put in baking sheet. Roast them in oven for 35-40 minutes at 400 degrees.

3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan. Add cumin seeds, green chili, sprout moong, and sprout chana. Mix well and keep it warm on low heat.

4. Add salt, garam masala and let it warm in pan.

5. In the mean time, peel roasted garlic cloves. Add them in blender with oil, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, brown sugar and salt. Blend it and make thick vinaigrette.

6. Take out Beans in serving platter, Add tomato, mooli, cucumber, and vinaigrette. Mix well.

7. Serve warm or cool.


This is my entry to Divya's, Diet Foods Event


Mittal said...

Let me be the first one to congratulate you for this delicious recipe and I know because I was the one who tasted and ate it. Keep up the good work...

Dhivya said...

new to me madhavi!!!!looks yummy and healthy

Kalai said...

Yummy recipe!! Sounds wonderful, Madhavi!

Annu said...

Thats a healthy idea:-),must try soon.......

Uma said...

looks so good, Madhavi! Very nicely decorated! never tasted it. shall give it a try.

Meera said...

That's nice & healthy. Looks good.

Madhavi said...

Thanxxxx Mittal:)))

Thanxx dhivya, ya it's healthy!!

Thanxx kalai:))

Thanxx annu, plz try it and let me know how it came out:))

Thanxx uma, Plz try it and let me know!!

Thanxx meera :))

Sia said...

thats one protein packed recipe. thank you madhavi for posting it.

Siri said...

Nice and Healthy recipe Madhavi. A perfect entry for Bee and Jai's this week's Weekend Herb Blogging . Thanks for dropping by my blog!


Happy cook said...

Looks really good.
I love the vinegrette.
Thankyou for visiting my place

Sagari said...

love the garlic vinaigrette madhavi

Saswati said...

Madhavi a very very healthy salad i must say:)

Madhavi said...

Thanxx Sia, m happy uliked it :))

Siri, i am glad u like it. That's my plesure, i like your blog:))

Happy cook, thanxx and my pleasure. You too have wonderful blog :))

Thanxx sagari :))

Thanxx saswati :))

Cham said...

Healthy salad and different one :0

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness, that salad looks not just healthy but extremely attractive.

Madhavi said...

Thanxx cham:))

Thanxx Cynthia :))

TBC said...

I love the vinaigrette. It has 2 of my favorite ingredients- garlic and balsamic vinegar.:-)

Archana said...

Lovely, I would love for you to send this salad to the ONE DISH MEAL- salad event. DO check the rules in my site :)

Preety said...

looks delicious