Mung bean, which is also known as green bean (绿豆) is a common ingredient used in making desserts.
It has high medicinal value, taste sweet, and is cold in nature. In the TCM perspective, it mainly clears heat, detoxifies, moderates the internal organs, moisturises the skin and throat as well as quenches thirst.
Today I am sharing this simple Chinese dessert recipe using mung beans. This is known as "lek tau th'ng" or "lek tau sar" in the Hokkien dialect, 绿豆汤 in Mandarin.
To make this, you can cook it using a slow cooker or with a pot. I used slow cooker in my process. If you choose to cook using a pot, the steps will still be the same too.
(Serves 6 - 10)
250g green beans
2 litres water
2 - 3 pandan leaves
150g rock sugar, or to taste
250ml thick coconut milk
Pinch of salt
100g pearl sago, optional
1. Wash the green beans until water runs clear. Set aside to soak for at least 1 hour or overnight. Discard any beans that floats.
2. SLOWCOOKER 1⃣ Add the pandan leaves, soaked green beans and boiling water. Cook over high heat until the beans are soft.
2. POT 2⃣ Bring the water to boil and add in the soaked green beans and pandan leaves. Lower the heat to medium and continue to simmer until the beans are soft.
3. Rinse through the pearl sago.
4. Using a separate pot, bring water to boil. Then add in the pearl sago and simmer until the sago are thoroughly cooked through, or transparent.
*Keep stirring the sago using a ladle to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of pot.
5. Drain the sago using a sieve, and rinse it through with cold water.
6. Once the beans are soft, season it with rock sugar to taste. Continue to cook until the sugar are completely dissolved.
7. SLOWCOOKER 1⃣ Add in the coconut milk, salt and pearl sago. Continue to cook it for further 45 - 60 minutes. Serve immediately.
7. POT 2⃣ Add in the coconut milk, salt and pearl sago. Bring the mixture to boil and continue to simmer for further 10 - 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
This is without pearl sago.
This is with pearl sago. Pearl sago will makes the soup thicker compared to without.
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Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015
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