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Chickpeas Sprouts for Warm Winter Delight!

Edited By: Shifa Khan

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Last Updated: November 29, 2017, 15:16 IST

Representative Image (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ JOHANNES EISELE)

Representative Image (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ JOHANNES EISELE)

This easy chickpeas recipe will give you a punch of tangy taste.

Chickpeas, popularly known as Safed Chana or Kabuli Chana, come densely-packed with nutrients like protein, healthy carbs, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A 100-gram serving of sprouted chickpeas renders 10 grams protein, 24 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber along with 45% RDA of Vitamin C and 16% RDA of Iron. The fat content per 100-gram serving is 4 grams out of which 1 gram is saturated fat, thereby it should be consumed moderately by heart health watchers.

Chickpea is a common food in the Indian Kitchen, however more than the curry, you can indulge in this food by making tastebuds-savoring chickpea sprouts in less than 10 minutes. This easy chickpeas recipe will give you a punch of tangy taste while satiating your hunger and keeping you full until the next meal and all that in just under 170 calories.


½ cup chickpeas for 2 cups sprouts

½ cup onions (chopped)

½ cup tomatoes (chopped)

½ tsp ginger (finely chopped or shredded)

4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

1 green chilly (finely chopped)

1 tsp cumin seeds (grounded)

½ tsp black pepper (grounded)

¼ tsp red chilly (grounded)

Salt to taste

1 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

1 tsp lemon juice

Sprouting Chickpeas:

Soaking chickpeas overnight and then sprouting them aids in neutralizing the phytic acid and lectins that trigger gas otherwise, while enhancing the amino acids, vitamins, and protein content. Thoroughly wash and soak ½ cup chickpeas overnight to make 2 cups of chickpeas sprouts. Next day wash them thoroughly in a stainless steel colander and cover with a cotton cloth or dishtowel. Wash them in between twice or thrice a day. In 2-3 days these chickpeas will sprout.

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    How to make a chickpeas sprouts salad?

    To keep yourself satiated, heat the chickpea sprouts for 15 minutes in hot water before mixing with other ingredients. Take them out and let them stay in a colander for another 5 minutes. Mix warm chickpeas sprouts with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chilies in a large bowl. Add black pepper, red chilly and salt into the hot mix. Splash lemon juice, toss well and garnish with fresh coriander.

    first published:November 29, 2017, 15:16 IST
    last updated:November 29, 2017, 15:16 IST