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Series of Sprouts ~ Masoor Dal


Masoor Dal ~ Whole


Masoor Dal: Outer Brown Skins Removed and Split


Masoor Dal Sprouts

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients, Masoor Dal (Red Lentils), Sprouts (Molakalu) (Sunday July 8, 2007 at 9:02 pm- permalink)

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9 comments for Series of Sprouts ~ Masoor Dal »

  1. I have never seen sprouted masoor. Does it taste similar to the moong sprouts ??

    Comment by Priya — July 8, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

  2. I love your sprouts series, Indira. I use a fair amount of washed masoor, and now you’re tempting me to get the whole just for some sprouts.

    I have to know — did those orange centers peek through accidentally or did you work your magic to get them partially open :)

    Comment by Linda — July 8, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

  3. And can these be eaten as a salad, or as usal? They look lovely!

    Comment by Raaga — July 9, 2007 @ 3:52 am

  4. I cant wait to see the recipe you will post for sprouted masoor.Looks like your summer plant to include sprouts every week is working great!
    I love to cook sprouted masoor in tadka of mustard seeds and garlic with some onion,red chilli powder,turmeric and dhania-jeera powder.simple and tasty!

    Comment by Supriya — July 9, 2007 @ 7:17 am

  5. This is so new to me …I have never tasted it ….I am learning a lot of this from you …I have made masoor dhal for chapati …but sprouted one ..really different

    Comment by Deepa — July 9, 2007 @ 9:13 am

  6. Hi Priya and Deepa:
    This is the first time for me as well and I found whole masoor dal sprouts more pleasant than the moong dal sprouts. Quite good.

    Linda: It happens naturally. The bean has to open up for the sprout to emerge. And in the process, the soaked and loose brown skin slips down a little bit. In orange-brown shade, they make quite attractive sprouts.

    Raaga: Yes, I prepared a sundal/guggullu style salad and also a usal/stew with them for the weekend.

    Supriya: Simple and tasty is right.

    Comment by Indira — July 9, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

  7. Never saw masoor sprouts… hmmm are you planning to make something with them?

    Comment by spandana — July 9, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

  8. I sprouted some red lentils which were skinned but not split. They produced something that looked like brown fruit flies floating in the water.

    I’m wondering if they actually were flies or if they could have been a remaining part of the lentil skin that was shed during the sprouting process. The brown item appears to come from the area where the sprout emerges from the bean.

    Comment by Linda Moore — January 16, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

  9. soak detached red lentils worm-like bits to ascertain what they are!. If they are worms/worm eggs they should develop into worms. If they are lentils germ, they will sprout. True is the saying that ‘experience is the best teacher!’. Different answers from several people will keep you unsure.
    Blessings.
    Glad.

    Comment by Glad — March 12, 2015 @ 9:52 am

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