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Sprouted Hara Chana Amti  Recipe

Healthy sprouted green bengal gram cooked with spices and flavored with Tamarind pulp.

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Preparation Time : 1-2days

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Sprouted Hara Chana Amti

Main Ingredients

Green bengal gram, Oil




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Green bengal gram
    1 cup
  • Oil
    1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Asafoetida
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Dried red chillies broken
  • Garlic finely chopped
    3-4 cloves
  • Green chillies finely chopped
  • Tamarind pulp
    2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Jaggery (gur) grated
    1 teaspoon
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) crushed
    1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash the chana two to three times and soak in plenty of water for four to five hours. Drain, tie in a moist cloth and keep in a warm place for two days or until they sprout. Ensure that the cloth is always moist.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add asafoetida and mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add red chillies and sauté for half a minute. Add garlic and green chillies and stir-fry for half a minute.

Step 3

Dilute the tamarind with quarter cup water and add to the pan. Sprinkle turmeric powder, salt and jaggery and stir well over high heat and cook till the jaggery dissolves. Add the sprouted hara chana and the crushed carom seeds.

Step 4

Stir well to mix thoroughly. Remove immediately from heat and serve hot.

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