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Mung Beans

Mung Beans

Using Mung Beans in Indian Cooking

These are oval shaped green beans also known as green gram. In Indian cuisine they are usually used in the split, de-husked form to make dhal typically Moong masoor di dhal (split mung and red lentil). The split version is very light creamy coloured lentil.

Mung bean paste

This is very common in other Asian cuisines where the paste is used in sweet dishes as well.

Bean sprouts

Mung beans can be left in water and within 24 hours they will begin to sprout. This sprouting is now commonly used in salads and well as in Chinese stir-fries. In Indian food mung sprouting is also cooked up with spices and well are fried as a snack.

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