Black Chickpeas in Assamese called Boot. Assamese people use black chickpeas as a part of Prashad offered in various religious ceremonies. Black chickpeas have lots of vitamins and minerals and sprouting them increases its nutritional value. Sprouted chickpeas can be added in salad.
• 1 cup black chickpeas
• water to cover
Rinse black chickpeas.
Take the chickpeas in a wide bowl.
Cover with enough water to soak all the chickpeas for 24 hours. Cover with a cloth.
After 24 hours drain the water and rinse again.
Again soak chickpeas in water. Drain and rinse in every 12 hours and follow the same procedure for next 2-3 days.
Now you can see sprouts coming out from chickpeas. You can use these sprouted black chickpeas in your salad.
Store it in container in your refrigerator and use within 4-5 days.