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Sweet Green (Mung) Bean Soup

A perfect dessert for an Oriental meal. Sometimes i just drink it as a snack. Very fragrant due to the coconut milk. I've even poured it into a popsicle mold and ended up with a sweet bean popsicle! Refreshing and low in fat (without the coconut, anyway *grin*)!


  • 1 cup dried mung beans
  • 1 tablespoon dried coconut milk powder or 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 4-5 cups water (about)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (about)
  • 3-4 pandan leaves (optional)

Wash the beans, drain.

Put beans in saucepan with lid, cover with water.

Cover with lid, simmer for about 15 minutes over low heat.

Add pandan leaves (tie them into a knot for easy removal later), continue to simmer for another 15 minutes.

After the beans are very soft and some are split, turn off heat and remove leaves Add sugar (do taste before adding too much).

Just before serving, add the coconut milk.
Serve hot.