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Split Mung Beans

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This one-pot split mung beans recipe is high in protein, high fiber, low fat, and takes 30 minutes to make. It's oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and satisfyingly delicious. A meal-prep favorite!


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  • 1 cup yellow split mung beans
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato (about 1/4-inch)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, grated or minced
  • 2 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 cups spinach (or baby bok choy)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley (or cilantro)
  • 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened coconut milk (NOT the can)


Rinse and strain split mung beans. Set aside.

Preheat a medium pot over medium heat. Add chopped onions and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add diced sweet potato, grated ginger, chopped garlic, curry powder, and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for another minute.

Add split mung beans, coconut aminos, and low-sodium vegetable broth (or water) to the pot with veggies. Stir it and turn the heat up to high and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to low and put the lid on to cook for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes to continue to absorb the liquid.

Stir in spinach (or chopped baby bok choy) and fresh parsley (or cilantro). After the spinach wilts, then add unsweetened plain coconut milk. Enjoy!

Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Portion out and freeze for up to four months.



  1. Fine mesh strainer (colander)
  2. Knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Measuring cup
  5. Measuring spoons
  6. Microplane grater
  7. Medium pot with lid
  8. Cooking spoon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian