Mung Bean Stew

Aside from being one of the quickest legumes to prepare and the easiest of all beans to digest, mung beans have numerous positive health benefits. They are a good source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, and protein. Green mung bean is known as the dosha balancing food according to Ayurveda, it cleanses the gut if taken regularly. It has significant amount of soluble fiber that helps cleanse and heal the body at multiple levels.
mung bean stew

1 cup of mung beans
1 white onion
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp garam masala
2 cups of water or vegetable stock to cook mung beans
1 cup of coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste

Soak mung beans overnight. Rinse and cover with water in a pot. Bring it up to a boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until cooked. Drain and set a side. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add chopped onion and spices. Saute for 5 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add cooked mung beans and stir in coconut milk. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Take it off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm over rice or with bread.

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