September 08, 2019 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Creamy Coconut Mung Bean Stew

Enjoy a delicious and creamy Coconut Mung Bean Stew! It’s a comforting and hearty dish that’s so easy to make. Perfect for a satisfying meal.

Prep time: 15 min (+ soaking time 8 hours) | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 35 min | Servings: 4


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2-inches fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 jalapeños, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried mung beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime or lemon

Mung Bean Stew nutrition


  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped carrots, minced ginger, chopped jalapeños, and salt. Sauté for about 5 min until the vegetables soften.
  3. Drain and rinse the soaked mung beans. Add them to the pot along with vegetable broth and canned coconut milk.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20-25 min, or until the mung beans are tender and the stew has thickened to your liking.
  5. Stir in the chopped fresh cilantro and squeeze the juice of 1 lime or lemon into the stew.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt or lime/lemon juice if needed.
  7. Serve your creamy Coconut Mung Bean Stew hot and enjoy!

This recipe adapted from Making Thyme For Health

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