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
  • 3-4
    peppers (seed and remove ribs from all or leave one or two dependant on the spice level you want)
  • 1
    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
  • 1

How to Make Vegetarian Spicy Mung Bean In or Out Of a Pita


  1. Soak Mung beans overnight in 3 cups water
  2. To 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.
  3. Add 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
  4. Now add the Tomato, salt and pepper. Simmer 15-20 minutes more until the beans are totally tender and the liquid is just gone.
  5. Serve in a pita by itself OR with prepared Jasmine Rice Garnish with Avocado for cramy cool texture.

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About Vegetarian Spicy Mung Bean In or Out Of a Pita

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

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