Sweet mung bean dessert

    Sweet mung bean dessert


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    About this recipe: This recipe is of Chinese origin. Mung beans are cooked and served in a sugary syrup. Three ingredients make this deliciously simple dessert.

    Serves: 4 

    • 210g whole green mung beans
    • 1.3 litres water
    • 150g palm sugar

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:3hr soaking  ›  Ready in:3hr40min 

    1. Place the mung beans into a large container and cover with several centimetres of cool water; let stand 3 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse before using.
    2. Combine the beans with the water in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until the beans are tender, about 30 minutes. Stir the sugar into the mixture; cook and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and serve warm.


    If palm sugar is unavailable, substitute in dark brown soft sugar.

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