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Sweet Mung Bean Porridge (Bubur Kacang Hijau) Recipe

Sweet Mung Bean Porridge (Bubur Kacang Hijau) Recipe

Sweet Mung Bean Porridge (Bubur Kacang Hijau) Recipe

Mung beans are full of protein and energy. Usually served as a mid-afternoon snack, this can also be served as a dessert.

Ingredients :

    • 250 g (13/4 cups) dried mung beans, washed and soaked for an hour, drained
    • 4 cups (1 litre) water
    • 100 g (1/2 cup) shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar
    • 100 g (1/2 cup) sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pandanus leaf, raked lengthwise with a fork, tied into a knot
    • 11/4 cups (300 ml) thin coconut milk
    • 50 g (1/8 cup) dried sago pearls, washed, soaked for a while, drained

Method :

    1. Bring the mung beans and water to a boil in a pot over medium heat. Reduce the heat and continue cooking until the beans are soft, about 30–35 minutes.
    2. Add both types of sugar, salt and the pandanus leaf knot. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Add the coconut milk and sago pearls. Cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and ladle into individual serving bowl.

To save cooking time, cook the mung beans and water in a pressure cooker. This will take less than 15 minutes. Then follow the rest of the cooking procedure.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 50 mins