Anyone who maintains a vegetarian lifestyle probably gets asked the same question over and over again: where do you get your protein? Often, the answer is, “beans!”
Mung beans make a great addition to a vegetarian diet – they’re light on the stomach and filled with nutrients. They’re used in weight loss because of their high fiber content (they fill you up, not out). They also have quite the reputation….
In Chinese medicine, mung beans are known for their anticancer properties. They reduce inflammation, which scientists now believe is a main cause of malignancy.
- 1 cup mung beans
- 2 tsp. oil
- pinch of asafoetida
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- 2 tsp. grated ginger
- 1 tsp. of black salt
- 1/2 tsp. regular salt
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. chili pepper
How to prepare:
- Pour 1 cup of mung beans onto a plate. Check for stones.
- Wash mung beans very thoroughly (four to five times in a warm water).
- Fill water in a bowl 2 inches above the beans.
- Let it soak overnight.
- In the morning, wash beans thoroughly without touching them. Drain the water completely.
- Place inside an airtight container.
- Turn container onto its side.
- Let sit for 24 hours; you will see sprouts coming out. They’ll become more multiple.
- After 24 hours, the sprouts are ready.
You can also prepare mung beans with stir fry. To prepare in this manner take the following steps:
- In medium saucepan, heat oil.
- Add asafoetida, turmeric, and chili flakes.
- Add washed sprouted mung beans, the seasoning, and two tablespoon water.
- Let it sizzle then add lemon and stir.
- Healthiest item on the planet is ready! Enjoy!
For spicy mung beans, check out our recipe here.