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!!!


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55 Min


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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

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


  • 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.

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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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