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Mung beans: Pongal made with mung beans

Below are recipes using mung beans aka mung / moong dal as its main ingredient. If you like mung beans, you'll probably love these easy dishes.

Here's one of many places where you can buy mung beans. Get the split, hulled ones (no skin). Webstore link: https://nuts.com/cookingbaking/beans/mung/moong-dal.html

Mung beans plainly made to use in other dishes



Split mung (moong) beans cooked plain. 

Here's a short video showing you how to cook your mung beans. After that, all you'll need to do is fry up some seasonings and veggies and add the mung beans to this fried mixture. 










Whole Moong (mung) flour fritters

Whole moong flour 1 cup
tap water 
2 cups chopped veggies (in this demo we use mushrooms)
1/2 cup soy  (vegetable) oil (Soy oil makes food nice and crispy) 
Salt to taste (about 1 ts per half cup of flour

Mix whole mung bean flour with tap water until like a loose paste (sort of like the consistency of ketchup)
Add salt; taste batter for salt
Dip quarters mushrooms or any small-cut vegetables in the batter. They should be thickly coated as this is your protein of the day.
Shallow fry pan with oil (for this recipe, my favorite oil is soy) in a non-stick pan if you have one.



Over the top delish. 


Here's a short video showing you how to cook your mung beans. After that, all you'll need to do is fry up some seasonings and veggies and add the mung beans to this fried mixture. 
2. Vegan Meat Loaf
Time to eat: 75 minutes 
Ingredients: 1 tb ground flax seed, 3 tb warm water, ½ bag vegan ground crumbles, 1 medium onion, 1 ts red 
pepper flakes (optional), 4 tb olive oil or canola oil, 2 ts dried parsley flakes, ½ ts black pepper, 2 ts salt, 1 slice 
of bread (white or whole wheat)
Optional ingredients: 1 cup sliced mushrooms, sautéed (add when you mix the sautéed onions in), 1 glove garlic 
chopped and sautéed or 1 ts garlic powder, ½ small carrot, diced, ½ green pepper.

3. Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (aka Veat Sauce) 
Time to eat: 20 minutes
Ingredients: 1/2 pack of ground crumbles (about 6 ounces), 1 medium onion, diced, 1 small can tomato paste, oil. 
Italian seasonings (your Italian base - see lesson on What's your "base"?
Optional ingredients: Red chilies, olives 

4. Hot rose lentil --> under construction Time to eat: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Water, salt, oats
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute

1. Green split pea soup or stew
Time to eat: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Water, salt, oats
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute

4. Dosa batter in 15 minutes - not fermented (Chicken Nugget replacer and/or omellette replacer ) 
Time to eat: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Water, salt, oats
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute

3. Veggie Burger 
Time to eat: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Water, salt, oats
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute

5. Hot rose lentil --> under construction Time to eat: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Water, salt, oats
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute

1. Hot cream of rice --> under construction
Time to eat: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Water, salt, cream of wheat cereal
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute

Sauteed spinach
Time to eat: 30 minutes
Ingredients: Water, salt, oats
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute

Fried potatoe
Time to eat: 30 minutes

Ingredients: Water, salt, oats
Optional ingredients: Brown sugar, raisins, almond milk or coconut milk or some milk substitute
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