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Sauteed Mung Bean Stew

tophergrace08's picture
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.
Ingredients
  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
Directions

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: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
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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4 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
This Sauteed Mung Bean Stew Recipe is wonderful. Good to know that it is healthy also. During examination perieod it would be a great choice. Especially thanks for showing importance of this recipe. It is an Excellent style.
Snigdha's picture
How about pressure cooking the mung beans. That way they cook faster and yet retain their nutritional value! Good recipe.
tophergrace08's picture
thanks for the comment! about your question, actually that can be done and i've done it sooo many times but only when i use beef as substitute! and it will surely taste well if not better. some of the ingredients will be changed. now instead of using fish or pork, now replace it with beef with some bone marrow cut into 3-4 inch sizes, omit the tomato in the saute and instead of using fish sauce and salt, better use anchovy sauce (it's actually the origin of fish sauce it's just that the anchovies are filtered). be cautious in pouring this sauce to your stew for it might get a little too salty to be eaten. unless of course, you prefer it salty (just like me :D). the rest of the ingredients, still remains. after saute (onion and garlic), pour all the ingredients in the pressure cooker, just be sure the mung beans have been washed and the floaters have been removed. now the cooking time will depend on the beef and not the mung beans anymore. but one thing is for sure, you will save some time doing this.
shantihhh's picture
This sounds wonderful-a must try soon recipe! Shanti/Mary-Anne