7/06/2010

Green bean (Mung beans) cooling drink


The humble mung beans...



Read more about the goodness of mung beans here


Mung beans have 'cooling' properties, provided they are not cooked till they split. After they are well-cooked, they lose the 'cooling' properties and become 'neutral'.


Green bean (mung beans) cooling drink


Ingredients:
  • 1/3 bowl mung beans
  • 1.5L water
  • 4 pandan leaves
  • rock sugar to taste (about 1 handful)

Method:
  1. Wash the pandan leaves and trim off any brownish edges. Tie the pandan leaves into a knot.
  2. Wash the mung beans thoroughly.
  3. Place the pandan leaves, mung beans and rock sugar into a pot.
  4. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5-6min.
  5. Sieve out the mung beans and pandan leaves.
  6. Add more rock sugar if necessary.
  7. Serve.

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