Vegetarian Spicy Mung Bean In or Out Of a Pita

Vegetarian Spicy Mung Bean In Or Out Of A Pita Recipe

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Lisa 'Gayle' Goff


WOW!!! this was a tough one! This is my submission to my Sandwich Group, The rules were roughly; Make a Vegetarian Sandwich using vegetables starting with the letters M,O,P,T & A. Allowed items; 2 dairy products, 1 grain, unlimited herbs and spices and oil.
NOT allowed; meat, seafood, marinades and NO other vegetables.

This is what I came up with wish me luck!!!

★★★★★ 2 votes
55 Min


1 c
whole mung beans
3 c
1/4 c
1/2 tsp
sesame oil
1 medium
peppers (seed and remove ribs from all or leave one or two dependant on the spice level you want)
med-lg tomato
1 tsp
cumin seeds
1-2 tsp
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
ground corriander
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
black pepper


1Soak Mung beans overnight in 3 cups water
2To Prepare;
heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, add cumin seeds, stir and fry for a minute or two, next add the ground spices, stir for about 15 seconds then add the Onion and Peppers, fry until onion wilts and begining to brown.
3Add Mung Beans and their soaking liquid to the pot. Bring to a boi, immediately reduce heat and simmer PARTIALLY covered until the beans are just tender (about 20-35 minutes) after they are just tender Add more water if needed to JUST cover beans
4Now add the Tomato, salt and pepper. Simmer 15-20 minutes more until the beans are totally tender and the liquid is just gone.
5Serve in a pita by itself OR with prepared Jasmine Rice Garnish with Avocado for cramy cool texture.

About Vegetarian Spicy Mung Bean In or Out Of a Pita

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy