Idea struck me to sprout chickpeas at home. So I decided to sprout chickpeas. Sprouts increases their nutritional value and decreases their fat content. Today’s post I have explained in detail how to sprout chickpeas at home. In fact you could sprout anything you want like gram, beans, dals etc. Use sprouts for making salads, vegetables, gravies, dosas and idlis. However today we will only learn how to sprout chickpeas at home.
I have been munching on boiled chickpeas since my childhood. As any birthday parties, functions Or prayers chickpeas are always offered. Even my pet used to love boiled chickpeas. Now what are chickpeas its known as Garbanzo beans and commonly known as kabuli chana Or choles in India.
Sprouted chickpeas are rich in vitamins and minerals. It also consist of iron, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K and they are low in glycemic index. Hummus and Tahini paste is made from chickpeas which is a popular dish across middle east and Mediterranean region. In India chole bhature, pindi chana etc are some of famous dishes made from chickpeas. Also Chickpeas has a earthy flavor.
The printable version below:
- 250 gms chickpeas (chole)
- 1 muslin cloth Or cotton cloth
- 4 cups water
- Soak chickpeas in water overnight. Next day rinse the chickpeas and transfer to a muslin cloth. Wrap with the cloth ensure the cloth is lightly damp.
- Next day again rinse the chickpeas and wrap in muslin cloth for a day Or more. You will see the chickpeas sprouting. You can stop the process of sprouting and make chickpea gravy, salad Or anything you want.
- If you wish you can rinse chickpeas and continue sprouting. Once the shoots are big you can plant them in soil for leaves to shoot.
2.Rinsing chickpeas helps it not to smell bad and keep it clean.
3.Also you could make any sprout from the above process be it mung, chana, gram etc for making sprouts.