Pulses may be sprouted by tying the soaked pulses (soaking depends on the variety of the pulse) in a moist muslin cloth and keeping them covered with a pan to control the temperature (again sprouting depends on the variety). It generally takes twelve to fifteen hours for sprouts to grow but the time varies according to the pulse.
How to sprout green gram Wash and soak green gram for at least six to eight hours. Drain the water, wash well and put this into a muslin bag. Close the top portion and tie with a twine or rubber band. You can sprinkle water outside the bag. After twelve hours you can see the gram sprouting.
How to sprout Bengal gram Bengal gram should be washed and soaked for twelve hours. Drain the water, wash again and tie in a moist muslin cloth for two days to get sprouted.
How to sprout soya beans Soak soya beans (dry) for thirty hours. Drain the water. Wash again and tie in a thin moist muslin cloth for two days to get sprouted.
Great ways to serve sprouts
Add to tossed salads, in coleslaw, potato salad, in wraps and roll-ups. Stir fry sprouts with other vegetables. Blend into fruit shakes or vegetable juices. Mix with soft cheeses for a dip. Grind up and use in sandwich spreads. Stir into soups or stews when serving. Eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad. Top omelet or scrambled eggs. Combine in rice dishes. Sauté with onions. Puree with peas or beans. Use in sandwiches instead of lettuce.