Mung beans desserts

(Bubur Kacang Hijau)

Sweet Mung Bean Porridge Sweet Mung Beans Porridge, maybe it doesn't look so beautiful but no doubt about the taste

You can make a lot of delicious things with mung beans, and this sweet porridge dessert is one of them. It smells great with fresh ginger and very delightful with seasoned coconut milk.

And that’s not all, beside that this dessert very delicious, it has a high nutrition value and very easy to make.

You can use pressure cooker to shorten the time of cooking but you can also use the regular pan, but you have to cook longer. You will need at least a few hours to get the porridge ready.

But I guarantee you its worth to making this dessert and most of the time little children like this dessert. It’s really good for them because of the nutrition value and they would like it because it’s sweet too which comes from palm sugar syrup.

The Mung Beans Dessert Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: About 1 hour
Serve: 10 people


  • 500 gram mung beans
  • 250 cc palm sugar syrup (you can make this syrup by cooking the palm sugar in some water) Palm sugar is easy to obtain at the Chinese supermarket
  • 500 cc thick coconut milk
  • 1 whole ginger, bruised
  • 2 pandan leaves
  • Water
  • Some Salt


  • Cook the coconut milk in the pan, add the pandan leaves and seasoned with some salt. Stir it occasionally, let it boiled and set aside.
  • Wash the beans a few times until you get clear water. And when you add some water and stir it with your hands, you have still clear water. Set the beans in the pan, add enough water and cook them for a few hours (about 1 hour) with ginger and add some salt until they get soft.
  • Meanwhile while you wait for the beans, cook some water and add the palm sugar to make the syrup. Let it boiled until the palm sugar completely smelted. When it’s cold, sieve it to make your syrup clean because palm sugar is not really clean.
  • Add the palm sugar syrup into the porridge, bring to a boil and let them cook together for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and ready to serve with coconut milk.
  • You can serve it cold or warm. Both are delicious.

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