Green Mung Bean Soup

Added to Recipes on Thu 05/10/2012


1 cup whole green mung beans - soaked overnight
2 cup water + 1/2-1 to taste tsp. salt- to cook beans in pressure cooker
2 cup water - to achieve the soup
1 tbsp sunflower oil or ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp hing (known as asafoetida in the West)
1 bay leaf                                                                  
1/2 tsp Turmeric                                                         

1 tsp mixed cumin and coriander powder
11/2 tsp ginger - chopped
1/2 tsp garlic - chopped
1 tsp or to taste Salt
11/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp raw sugar cane (optional)
Preparation Time: 45 minutes



Soak the mung beans overnight in water. Clean and finely grind ginger and garlic. Drain the mung beans, wash them two times and cook in a pressure cooker with the indicated amount of water until tender. It takes around 25 minutes, according to your pressure cooker. (The beans have to be broken.) If you use a regular pot, it will take 40-45 minutes for the beans to be fully cooked. Heat the oil or ghee in a large deep saucepan and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds pop, add hing, bay leaf, turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger and a pinch of black pepper. Mix well and do not allow to burn. Place the cooked beans with the fresh water and the remaining ingredients into the saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer for a few minutes more. Add Lemon and Enjoy!