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How to Sprout Black Chickpeas

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


  1. Rinse black chickpeas.
  2. Take the chickpeas in a wide bowl.
  3. Cover with enough water to soak all the chickpeas for 24 hours.  Cover with a cloth.
  4. After 24 hours drain the water and rinse again.
  5. Again soak chickpeas in water. Drain and rinse in every 12 hours and follow the same procedure for next 2-3 days.
  6. Now you can see sprouts coming out from chickpeas. You can use these sprouted black chickpeas in your salad.
  7. Store it in container in your refrigerator and use within 4-5 days.