Green Mung Bean Soup

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

1 cup whole green mung beans
2 cups water plus 1/2 tsp salt (to cook beans)
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp hing
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp Tumeric
1 tsp mixed cumin and coriander powder
2 cups water (to achieve soup)
1 1/2 tsp ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp raw sugar cane (optional)

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!

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