Sweet mung bean dessert

    3 hours 40 min

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

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    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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    so excited that i found this recipe! my mother made this for me growing up and i was craving it. it's so simple and healthy. i soaked the mung beans overnight which caused them to retain a lot of water so i only added 4 cups when cooking. i didn't have palm sugar so i just used 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar. i thought it was sweet enough. you can always add more after tasting. thank you for this recipe wiley!  -  20 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My parents used to make this dish during the summer. Instead of having the soup hot, it was a perfect dish served cold. I much prefer this to sweet red bean soup.  -  13 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)