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Sauteed Mung Bean Stew

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looking for a healthy food alternative? or a food to enhance memory while preparing for a bar exam or med licensure exam? try this very unique way of cooking mung beans! mung beans are commonly used in chinese cuisine, as well as in thailand, india, korea, japan, and other southeast asian nations.
  Mung beans 250 Gram
  Moong 250 Gram
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), crushed (Peeled)
  Onion 1 Medium (Thinly Sliced Or Chopped)
  Tomato 2 , chopped
  Dried fish/Smoked milk fish. or pork about 1/4 kilo 300 Gram, sliced into small thin strips. (About 1/4 Kilo)
  Moringa leaves/Bitter gard leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Moringa/Bitter gourd leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cooking oil 5 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 5 Tablespoon

I. pour the mung beans in a bowl of water to clean it and remove the beans that floats. drain.
II. in a pot, place the cleaned mung beans in 5 cups of water and cook on low heat until soft or about an hour.
III. in a another pot, saute the onion, garlic then followed by the tomato. once the tomato softens, reduce heat.
IV. now add the dried or smoked fish or pork strips. toss, and heat through and be sure not to overcook.
V. once the sautéed fish/pork is almost cooked, add the softened mung beans. also add the whole chili if preffered. in low heat, stir and simmer for another 5 minutes.
VI. add fish sauce or salt to taste and stir.
VII. add moringa or bitter gard leaves, stir and turn off heat. cover for few minutes to let leaves be cooked.
best serve while still hot and steamy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Mung beans maybe eaten either whole (with or without skins) or as bean sprouts. my physiology professor in med school used to tell us before that mung beans are a good food for the brain. he says that mung are good food alternative while studying or preparing for an exam for mung beans can give a certain content or enzyme that our brain needs when we are studying and will eventually increases the blood supply to our brain. i oftenly hear my parents (who are nurses) that peanuts were the one's who are "food for the brain". anyway much have been said, mung beans are nutritiously healthy either way.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 891 Calories from Fat 197

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.4%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 114 mg38%

Sodium 7013.4 mg292.2%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g31.2%

Dietary Fiber 26.6 g106.2%

Sugars 13.4 g

Protein 82 g164.1%

Vitamin A 167.1% Vitamin C 97.2%

Calcium 46.3% Iron 77.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Sauteed Mung Bean Stew Recipe