Saturday, September 29, 2012

GINISANG MUNGGO (Sauteed Mung Beans)

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     Ginisang Munggo is one of my husband's favorite dish. It is serve with fried fish and plain rice.

Ginisang Munggo

Ginisang Munggo recipe


2 cups Munggo (mung beans), washed
1/2 k. chicken meat, cut into desired pieces
1 cup bittermelon leaves
1 thumb size ginger, crushed
1 medium onion, sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 pcs. jalapeno (siling pangsigang)
8-10 cups of water
3 tbsp. fish sauce 
salt and pepper to taste

How to cook GINISANG MUNGGO (Sauteed Mung Beans)

Procedure and cooking instructions:

1.  In a casserole, put 5 cups of water and let it boil.
2.  When water is boiling, put a pinch of salt and pour the mung beans(munggo) then simmer for 30-40 minutes til the mungbean become soft and the skin removed.
3.  Some discard the skin of mung bean but I don't take it out because some says that it is where the nutrients are.
4.  While simmering the mung beans, in a skillet, heat cooking oil and saute the garlic, onion, ginger, chicken then put a little salt.
5.  When the chicken is tender and light brown, pour now into the casserole to mix with mung bean and simmer again for another 10-15 minutes.
6.  When chicken and mung beans are soft and the sauce is thick put now the fish sauce to taste, bittermelon leaves and jalapeno and simmer for another 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7.  Remove from heat and serve hot with rice.

Cooking Tips:

1. Aside from chicken, you can also use pork meat, shrimps, tinapa flakes (smoked fish) and chicharon.
2. Some doesn't like the taste of bittermelon, you can use malunggay (horseradish) leaves, watercress, sweet potato leaves (kamote tops),spinach or even squash flower.
3. Mung bean could be eaten with fried fish as side dish.
4. You can also use bagoong sauce instead of fish sauce.

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