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How to grow sprouts - Instant Pot

Jyoti Behrani
A complete guide to HOW TO GROW SPROUTS – LENTILS AND BEANS. Sprouts are powerhouse of nutrition, flavorful, inexpensive and easy to grow at home. They make a great addition to soups, salads, curries, stir fries and wraps. Sprouts are healthy, vegan and gluten-free.
5 from 1 vote
Soaking Time 12 hrs
Total Time 1 d
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mung beans
  • 3 cups hot water, for soaking

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the beans thoroughly, discard any stones, debris, bad or split beans. Soak in hot water covered for 12 hours or overnight.
  • After beans have been soaking for 12 hours, they must have been double in size. Drain and rinse the beans. Let excess water drain. This is important to avoid any mold formation.
  • Line steamer basket with a damp cheesecloth or a thin cotton cloth (used in the recipe). Transfer the beans to the steamer basket. Wrap the beans with the damp cloth.
  • Place a trivet in the inner pot of Instant pot. Place steamer basket on it.
  • Remove the sealing ring and close the Instant pot lid on venting position. You can also use a glass lid if you prefer.
  • Turn on yogurt setting, by default it sets to 8 hours. Using “+” option set the time to 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, check to see if the beans have sprouted. You will see beans have tiny sprouts coming out.
  • (Optional) If desired you can leave the sprouts in Instant Pot for little longer, depending upon how long you like the sprouts. If the cheesecloth seems dry, sprinkle some water. Check half way through.

Notes

Please refer to the post earlier -
  1. FAQ ABOUT SPROUTS
  2. SPROUTING GUIDE
  3. HOW TO SERVE SPROUTS
  4. I DON’T HAVE INSTANT POT, CAN I GROW SPROUTS

 

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