GREEN BEANS/MUNG BEANS SOUP DESSERT

Tuesday, 18 July 2017





This probably isn’t anything special but I just thought I would share about how I cook Chinese style green beans dessert soup the healthy way.

Green Mung Beans are good source of protein and minerals.

Serves: 4 – 5 persons

INGREDIENTS:

200 g green beans (mung beans) soaked overnight or at least one hour, rinsed and drained
4 pandan (screw pine) tied in a knot
1.5 litres water
30 ginkgo nuts - remove the hard cover, peel off the brownish skin and the inner stem (the bitter part)
50 g brown sugar (I used organic brown sugar)

METHOD:

1.  In a big pot, add green beans, pandan leaves and water then bring to a boil.

2.  Add gingko nuts and reduce heat to a simmer, partially covered, for about 40 minutes or until the beans are soft, stirring the sides and bottom of the pot occasionally. Top up with hot water at any time if needed.

3.  Stir in brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Discard orange peel slices and pandan leaves.

4.  Serve warm or chill and serve cold.

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