Veggie Packed Mung Beans | Vegan-Friendly

Mung beans are high in nutrients and antioxidants and have many health benefits. Since it is rich in fiber and resistant starch it aids digestive health, nutrient composition of mung beans may lower blood sugar levels, promotes weight loss by suppressing hunger and raising fullness hormones.
Spinach, sweet potato, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, and baby carrots add to the already healthy mung beans. The touch of lemon enhances its flavor. Have it on its own or with rice, it’s a perfectly healthy meal!

Prep Time: 3-4 hours ( Includes soak time)
Cooking Time: 30-35 mins


1/2 cup of Mung beans
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 chopped Sweet Potato
1 cup of spinach
1 chopped onion
1/2 a chopped bell pepper
1/2 a chopped zucchini
5-6 chopped baby carrots
Cilantro, to taste & garnish
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
salt, to taste
1 Tbsp pepper
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 cube of vegetable bouillon*
4-5 cups of water*
2 Tbsp butter (optional)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
slice of lemon (to garnish)

*Alternatively you can use vegetable broth instead of water


Wash and soak the mung beans in a bowl for 3-4 hours or overnight

In a large pot on medium heat add oil, onions and saute for 1-2 mins then add ginger-garlic paste, sweet potato, carrots, vegetable bouillon, salt, pepper, cumin powder, coriander powder and saute for a minute before adding the soaked mung beans

Mix well and add 4 cups of water, let it cook for about 20 mins with lid on, stirring occasionally. Add zucchini, bell peppers, spinach, garam masala and mix well. Add more water if you think its too thick. Cook for another 10 mins or until it is cooked through

Add butter, lemon juice, cilantro (if using) and mix well. Serve hot garnished with chopped cilantro and lemon slice!

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