Mung beans cooked in sweet syrup

    1 hour 55 mins

    Thai desserts do not get more rustic and simple than this. Just three ingredients make up a simple and quick sweet if you are in a hurry. Just remember to soak the beans ahead of time.


    Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand
    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 200g unhulled mung (green) beans
    • 220g palm sugar
    • 1.25 litres water

    Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

    1. Soak the mung beans for three hours or overnight.
    2. Combine the mung beans with the water in a pot and cook over medium heat until tender, about 30 minutes.
    3. Add the sugar and continue cooking until dissolved. Serve warm.
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