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Mung beans: Plain

Plain, cooked mung beans (aka moong dal, split mung dal, dehulled mung beans). Printable recipe below.

This dish is the main part of many vegan meals. It could be considered an "ingredient" of many vegan dishes. Prepare this dish and store it in small containers in the frig or freezer for regular use. One cup of dried mung beans has nearly 50 grams of protein and costs about $0.50.

Time-to-eat by cooking on the stove top 20 minutes     

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 1 cup split (hulled) mung beans. (These are the yellow lentils. 
    The green skin has been removed.)
 3 or 4 cups tap water

Step-by-step directions using the stove top, not-soaked method: 
  1. Measure, sift, and rinse lentils.
  2. In a large pot, cook lentils with about 3 cups tap water WITHOUT ANYTHING ELSE for about 20 minutes or until mushy. Monitor water content along the way.
  3. Once the split mung beans are fully cooked and mushy, use them in your veggie recipes. Also consider storing small amounts in bags in the freezer for future uses. 
  4. See the recipes that call for plain cooked mung beans and use this recipe to get this "ingredient".

Boe Devi,
May 24, 2015, 3:57 PM