Methi or fenugreek is a mildly bitter, unique spice that is a staple in Indian cooking. You will like this salad with homegrown sprouts of fenugreek seeds. Here’s a detailed guide on how to sprout methi seeds. This simple five-ingredient salad is a powerhouse of health, made with sprouted fenugreek, rocket salad, argan oil seasoned with salt and pepper. This green, fresh, healthy, and easy salad is a must-try. If you want to make it more elaborate, you can prepare a tofunaise dressing to go with it.
Why Fenugreek Seeds are Good for You:
Methi dana (fenugreek seed) is an excellent blood sugar regulator; Sprouted fenugreek is exceptionally beneficial for people with diabetes as it helps lower and regulates blood sugar levels. Sprouted fenugreek is better, as it has 30-40% nutritive properties than just soaked seeds.
According to Ayurveda, methi seeds create heat in the body, and therefore it is best for Kapha (water-dominant) body types. People with Kapha body type must add more heat-producing foods to their diet.
A Kapha dominant person can have fenugreek seeds, tea, or any other form – sprouted, powdered, soaked, or whole.
Pitta or fire dominant people can have water from soaked fenugreek seeds or the liquid drained after soaking or sprouting them. Drinking that water will relieve people from acidity and abdominal-related issues.
The amber-colored seeds are excellent and unique for their flavoring in food and are widely used in Ayurveda remedies to make concoctions to relieve common ailments.
Some other health benefits of fenugreek seeds are:
Antacid: You can consume soaked fenugreek seeds on an empty stomach to help decrease acidity.
Digestion: Add soaked fenugreek seeds or sprouts regularly to your meals to promote digestion and keep gastritis at bay.
Cholesterol: Fenugreek seeds also help lower cholesterol levels.
Rocket Fenugreek sprout salad
- 2 cups fenugreek sprouts
- 2 cup of rocket leaves
- Black Himalayan salt, to taste
- 1 tbsp of argan oil or any oil you prefer
In a bowl, add the newly sprouted fenugreek seeds
Add rocket salad, salt, oil and toss them up.
A quick, easy, healthy salad in minutes.
The addition of Fenugreek and other seeds like seasme or pumpkin will give a nice crunchy texture to your homemade salads You can get a multi-level sprouter to make different sprouts at the same time.