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Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad

Indian lettuce salad | Boiled Moong Dal Salad | Green Gram Salad Recipe




Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad



Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Moong Dal Salad | Boiled Moong Salad | Mung Bean Salad Recipe | Green Gram Salad recipe with detailed step by step photos.

Green is the color of life, nature, freshness, organic, energy, health, youthfulness, renewal, and growth. As you all know that I love to eat colorful salads and every week I post at least one salad recipe in my blog. So today we will see how to make a green salad recipe.

This salad includes my favorite veggies along with boiled green gram which is also known as green mung bean. I have also added semi-raw mango for the sour flavor. In case, if the mango is not available, you can sprinkle some dry mango powder (amchoor/amchur powder).


Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad


The yellowish tint of semi-raw mango gives a beautiful color to the green salad which is a feast for the eyes. Yes, cooking is an art and I love to show my creativity in presenting the food. In fact, feed your kids in this way to make them eat raw vegetables and fruits, I'm sure these tricks will definitely work out.

So, the veggies in this salad are completely optional, you can add any kind of veggies like broccoli, arugula, green olives, kale, spinach, zucchini, green onion, red onion, mint leaves, green & purple cabbage, basil leaves, colored bell peppers/capsicum, watercress, Brussels sprouts, french green beans, asparagus, artichoke, celery, romaine leaves, green peas, sugar snap, and okra, etc. 


Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad


Besides, I have added whole green mung bean / green gram beans in this salad, mung beans are packed with healthy nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Green mung beans are also known as pachai payaru in Tamil. 

Mung beans are nutritious, delicious, and versatile, it can be enjoyed in many ways such as salads, soups, curries, pesaratu (dosa), laddu, payasam, sweet and savory sundal. You can add raw mung beans or sprouted mung beans or boiled moong dal as well.

As a vegetarian, I love to consume raw vegetables and fruits, so salads take up the major portion of my plate. Legumes, vegetables, fruits, and nuts are alkaline in nature, which are important to balance our pH levels in our bodies. Alright, now let's get into the lettuce salad / green gram salad recipe.



Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad


Recipe - Indian lettuce salad | Boiled Moong Dal Salad | Green Gram Salad recipe 



Serves - 2
Cuisine - Indian
Course - Salad | Snack 
Diet - Vegan | Vegetarian
Prep time - 10 mins | Soaking time - 12 hrs/overnight | Cook time - 15 mins
Author - Pavithra

Ingredients:


Green leaf lettuce - 3 leaves
Green raw /semi-raw mango - 1
Avocado - 1
Cucumber - 1
Green or Red onion - 1 small
Green mung beans - 1/2 cup boiled
Cilantro - 4 sprigs
Lemon - half

Salad Dressing:


1. Olive oil - 1 tbsp
2. Crushed pepper - 1 tsp
3. Salt - As per taste


Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad


How to soak and cook/boil/steam mung beans:


1. Soak the raw whole green mung bean for 12 hours or overnight. Take a small pan, add the soaked beans, required salt, and little water. (Note - Mung beans will release water while cooking, so add approximately 2 tbsp water for 1 cup of soaked beans).

2. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for 10 mins on a low medium flame. Keep stirring in between and turn off the flame once it is boiled. (Note - Make sure the beans are not overcooked or mushy. Cooking time varies, it totally depends on the quality of mung beans).

How to make moong dal salad:


1. Take a large salad bowl. Combine the chopped veggies, cilantro, and boiled beans.


Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad


3. For salad dressing, take a small bowl. Pour olive oil, crushed pepper, salt, and lemon juice. Whisk it well and pour it into the salad right before serving. (Tip - Add finely chopped green chili or red chili flakes for the extra spice).


Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad


Mung bean salad is ready to be served. Enjoy the refreshing salad.


Lettuce salad recipe | Indian lettuce salad | Boiled moong dal salad | Green gram salad


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  1. Colorful and healthy as always and is a treat for the eyes :)

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