Chana Masala is one of my favorite Indian dishes, I still once in a while go and get some. I have never attempted making this dish or any really ethnic dishes raw, but this turned out better than I thought, it was soooo good. It is really high in protein (more than 21 grams) so it makes a really good post workout...
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1. Rinse chickpeas and quinoa separately. Soak for 6 to 8 hours, sprout for around 2 days, then let them drain for a few hours.
2. In a food processor, finely chop Jerusalem artichoke and broccoli. Put in a bowl with Chickpeas.
3. Stir in tomato juice, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin powder, curry powder, garlic powder, ground ginger, sea salt, and tabasco to taste. Mix them all together well make sure everything is wet and covered but not runny.
4. Set that aside covered for a few hours to marinate. (I let it sit while I went to the gym, makes post-workout meal so easy!)
When ready put quinoa on plate and put chickpea mixture on top. Yum!

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Chana Masala is one of my favorite Indian dishes, I still once in a while go and get some. I have never attempted making this dish or any really ethnic dishes raw, but this turned out better than I thought, it was soooo good. It is really high in protein (more than 21 grams) so it makes a really good post workout meal.

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Thank you! Your explanation was really helpful, so I think I'll be trying this recipe next week :) Thanks again!

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You just buy normal dry chickpeas and quinoa like what is sold in bags in the rice and bean isle or in the bulk section at Whole Foods or at your local health food store.
If they are not really old like over a year or two old they will sprout, essentially all grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds are seeds and have the possibility to sprout if they are raw and can become a new plant.
SInce you are new to raw I will expound on sprouting....... first soak whatever for around 6-12 hours (I will do chickpeas longer so they will become softer) then drain and rinse then keep rinsing them very well every 4-12 hours until they grow little tails and "sprout" then whenever they get to be the size you want let them drain for a few hours.
A note with chickpeas I once sprouted them and kept wanting them to grow longer sprouts but they failed and turned mushy and nasty smelling only sprout for 1-2 days.

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This recipe sounds delicious, I'm really into Indian flavors right now. But I'm new to raw...do I just buy regular uncooked chickpeas and quinoa for sprouting? Or are there certain types that sprout or don't sprout? Thank you :)

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