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Sprouted moong chaat contains tons of nutrients such as proteins, iron, fibre, and Vitamins A and C. Chaat is a very popular snack around India. Sprouted moong chaat for babies is a tasty snack which can be tossed up quickly, and is the perfect answer to sudden hunger pangs. It can be served as just it is, or it can be cooked as well, and it is a crunchy snack which can be easily chewed and digested by younger or older family members. This recipe can be prepared in minutes if you have stored sprouted moong in the refrigerator. There is no fanfare required to prepare this chaat recipe!
Type of Meal
Any baby above twelve months of age
Breakfast or mid-morning
|Ingredients||Quantity and Volume|
|Sprouted moong (whole green gram)||1 Cup|
|Olive oil or canola oil||1 Tsp|
|Mustard seeds||¼ Tsp|
|Cumin seeds||¼ Tsp|
|Chopped onions||¼ Cup|
|Chopped tomatoes||¼ Cup|
|Turmeric powder||¼ Tsp|
|Salt||A pinch to taste|
|Dahi (optional)||2 Tsp|
Let’s make the sprouted moong chaat! Here are the step-by-step directions to prepare this delicious snack.
- In a large non-stick pan, heat the oil.
- Add the cumin and mustard seeds to the oil.
- When the seeds crackle, add the onions, and sauté for 1 minute on medium flame.
- Then, add the tomatoes, turmeric powder and sprouted moong. Sauté well for 1 – 2 minutes.
- Next, add ¼ cup of water and salt, and mix well.
- Cook the mixture well for 4 -5 minutes on medium flame, and stirr occasionally.
- Remove the moong mixture from the flame once it is partially cooked.
- Allow it to cool for some time. Then, take small portions in a bowl.
- Garnish it with 2 tsp of curd (optional), chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, and a sprinkle of salt.
- The healthy moong chaat is ready to serve!
Here are some tips to remember before you start preparing this healthy and simple chaat recipe for your baby.
- Use filtered clean water for cooking.
- Wash the sprouted moong and other vegetables before use.
- Clean and sanitize your hands properly before cooking.
- Make sure the utensils used for cooking are also properly cleaned. If required, wash it again.
- Chop onions and tomatoes into small pieces.
- To make sprouted moong, wash the moong properly and soak it in clean water overnight. Then, drain the water and tie the lentils in a clean muslin cloth for around 10 – 12 hours in a warm place, to get small sprouts. If you want longer or bigger sprouts, then keep them tied for a longer time.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
|Vitamin A||16 mg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||0.8 mg|
|Vitamin C||8.6 mg|
|Vitamin E||0.2 mg|
|Folic acid (Vitamin B9)||203.7 mcg|
These are the health benefits of home-made sprouted moong chaat.
- Sprouted moong has a high nutrient count, as it is rich in fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and many other nutrients.
- It improves the digestive health of your baby.
- It helps in weight gain and makes your baby feel full for a longer time.
- It controls sugar levels and improves heart health.
- The vitamins present make bones stronger and improve skin and hair health.
- Buy good quality products and organic (if possible) from a good store.
- Use extra virgin olive oil or canola oil.
- Check the expiry date of the products before buying.
- Buy fresh tomatoes and onions.
- Always check for any insects in the packet before buying.
The health of your baby is the one of the most important aspects of our life. Always look for homemade and healthy recipes instead of depending on packaged food from the market. Dieticians recommend giving your baby a tasty and nutrient-rich sprouted moong chaat daily, or at least thrice a week.