Mung Shaak

e9efc802-f18d-404c-acd3-844fa1c2a51cNutrition of Each Serving

Note: Makes 6 Servings

  • 200 calories
  • 6g fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 145mg sodium
  • 85mg potassium
  • 31g carbohydrate
    • 1g fiber
    • 4g sugar
  • 10g protein

Items Needed

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon thai chili
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic
  • 1 cup mung bean
  • 1 cup roma tomato
  • 1 cup white onion
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Equipment

  • small pot
  • large pan
  • spatula

Steps

Preparation

  • Soak
    • 1 cup mung beans in 4-5 cups of water for 24 hours
  • Dice
    • 1 cup roma tomato
    • 1 cup white onion
  • Mince
    • ½ teaspoon thai chili
    • 1½ teaspoons garlic
  • Measure
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ½ teaspoon tamarind paste
    • ½ teaspoon turmeric
    • 2 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Cook

  1. Fill a small pot with 3-4 cups of water and add the presoaked mung beans.
  2. Simmer until mung beans are completely cooked (should be mushy).
  3. Set aside the mung beans and bring large pan to medium heat and add:
    • 2 teaspoon canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  4. Remove from heat once mustard seeds begin to pop then add:
    • 1 cup diced white onion
    • ½ teaspoon thai chili
    • 1½ teaspoons garlic
  5. Return to medium head and cook until onions turn clear then add:
    • 1 cup diced roma tomato
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  6. Cook for ~5 minutes until tomatoes are fully cooked then add:
    • cooked mung beans
    • ½ teaspoon tamarind paste
  7. Then cook for ~10-15 minutes, you want to have a soup like consistency.
    • Flavor Test: If you need more flavor below is the recommended incremental measurements. Once you add the ingredients let cook for 5 minutes and favor test again.
      • ¼ teaspoons garlic
      • pinch of thai chili
      • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
    • Pro Tip: If mixture is to thick add 1 tablespoon a water then mix and continue until you get the consistency you are looking for.

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