Mung Bean Soup Recipe! By Dr. Samina Mitha

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This mung bean soup recipe is one of my favorites! The warming spices not only remind me of my childhood but also how comforting a good hearty soup can be during the winter months. I can just imagine it now, sitting on my couch, in a warm cozy blanket watching the snowfall slow and smooth through my window with a bowl of this soup ready to enjoy!  

Mung beans are one of my favorite beans of all time! This bean has been used in Ayurvedic diets in India for years for its nutritious properties. Mung beans are packed with a good amount of fiber and protein, obviously! But, did you know, it is also a good source of folate and vitamin K!

Looking to try out a plant-based meal? Then be sure to try this recipe out!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried mung bean soaked overnight/6 hours, drain and rinsed

  • 3 tbsp oil EVOO, avocado oil

  • 1 Onion chopped fine

  • 3 garlic cloves crushed

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 14oz can diced tomatoes

  • 4 cups water

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Spices

  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric

  • 1/2 tsp curry powder

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp ginger ground

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds

  • pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp salt

  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in pot, add onions and garlic saute until onions are soft.

  2. Add carrots, and continue to stir for a few minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes, spices, salt and pepper and stir for another 5 minutes.

  4. Add water and mung beans.

  5. Boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until mung beans are tender.

  6. Add coconut milk, simmer for another 10 minutes.

  7. Enjoy!

References:


Ndb.nal.usda.gov. (2018). Food Composition Databases Show Foods -- Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt. [online] Available at: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2847?fgcd=&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=50&offset=&sort=default&order=asc&qlookup=mung+bean&ds=&qt=&qp=&qa=&qn=&q=&ing= [Accessed 16 Feb. 2018].

 

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About the Author

Dr. Samina Mitha is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor who works at the Sage Naturopathic Clinic in Kitchener. Dr. Samina, ND focuses her practice on women's health. Dr. Samina, ND has completed additional clinical and education hours in Reproductive Health and Fertility. In her clinical work, Dr. Samina, ND has supported and treated patients with PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, IVF procedures, PMS, thyroid concerns, weight gain, fatigue and more. In her spare time, you will find her knitting, reading or drinking her favourite tea – chai rooibos.

Find out more about Dr. Samina Mitha, ND at www.saminamitha.com

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