> Does anyone have any recipes involving mung beans? I had an excellent
> at a vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam, and I would love to use them in
> cooking but have no clue how to prepare them. Any info would be helpful!
> Thanks so much!
This is very yummy, good the next day, great to carry to ao potluck, etc.
From _Fatfree and Delicious_ by Robert Siegel
Mung Bean Potato Casserole
(makes 3 quarts, serves 8)
2 cups dry mung beans
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 cups onions, diced
2 tablespoons vegetarian "chicken" flavor broth powder
4 cups warm water
2 1/4 pounds potatoes, peeled, chunked and steamed
1 cup celery, diced (optional)
1 cup carrots, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes
Sort and soak mung beans overnight in three times their volume of water.
Drain, discarding soaking water, and rinse.
Dissolve broth powder in heated water to make stock.
Sauté garlic and onions in a little water or stock in a large skillet.
Add mung beans, celery, carrots and broth, simmer uncovered for 1/2 hour.
Add cooked potatoes, salt, white pepper and crushed red pepper, simmer for
another 2 - 3 minutes.
Note from Jan: I have added the potatoes raw to simmer with the beans,
can't tell that much difference.