Our delicious Mung Bean Curried Soup is full of nutrients and delicious, bold flavors. Made with mung beans, coconut milk, chicken broth, sausages, and fragrant curry; it is a scrumptious meal that can be made as intense or mellow as you prefer.
Mung beans are part of the legume family which makes them perfect for use in soups like this one, but can also be enjoyed in stir fry’s and salads. They are rich in potassium, fiber, protein, and antioxidents. The flavor of these round green beans is slightly sweet and nutty, but mild and pleasant. Because of their versatility they make a wonderful addition to a variety of recipes, or a base to a soup such as this one.
Add some fresh peppers for a depth of flavor and a bit of heat, or keep the curry at the forefront of the flavor profile. Either way, this mung bean curried soup is warming and perfect for the cool months.
How do you prepare mung beans?
Mung beans are a legume and can be prepared in the same fashion as your standard legumes. This is why they are such a wonderful option for soups. Mung beans will cook slowly over a few hours in any liquid of your choice.
In most recipes, it is not necessary to pre-soak mung beans. Just rinse and build your soup. Mung beans can be enjoyed with a wide variety of ingredients and varying flavors, which is why mung bean curried soup is such a popular meal.
What can you eat with mung beans?
These beans pair well with nearly anything due to their mild flavor, soft texture, and the ability to provide a decent amount of vegan protein. Here are some of the most popular ingredients to enjoy with mung beans.
- Veggies like carrots, parsnips, squash, peas, potatoes, and greens
- Meats of all kinds like pork, chicken, sausages, and meatballs
- Bold spices like curry, coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, and ginger
- Coconut milk, broth and stocks infuse flavor and richness
- Rice is a popular side, as well as noodles and other grains or beans
- Enjoy in a cold salad with cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, and avocado
There are endless ways to enjoy this legume in your diet, mung bean curried soup is a great place to start, but get creative with it!
What can I add to Mung Bean Curried Soup?
The great thing about mung bean curried soup is that it can be prepared exactly how you prefer it. From the flavor intensity to the amount of ingredients, you can take this recipe and build on it as you please. Here are some ideas of what you can add to this soup.
- Enjoy it over riced cauliflower, white rice, quinoa, or wild rice
- Omit the sausages and use a vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian
- Add additional veggies like celery, onions, carrots, or parsnip
- Intensify the flavor by adding spices like coriander, cumin, turmeric, coriander, or ginger
- Meats like lamb and goat are very traditional proteins in curry soups
Why Mung beans?
Mung beans taste great and they are very easy to cook with. If you like lentils, and beans, go get some Mung beans and make this soup. Mung beans are in the same legume family as lentils and peas, which is why mung bean curried soup is such a fantastic soup to enjoy.
Our Detox Red Lentil soup is also a curried soup. If you are looking for a vegan soup or vegetarian soup that is wonderfully healthy, delicious and unique
Mung beans also contain these valuable nutrition resources; Manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc and various B vitamins. Follow the link for the amazing health benefits and history of mung beans! These are a great food to include in your diet!
Other very similar recipes that can be interchanged with mung beans are ones like green moong dal curry. The difference is only largely in the name, both recipes use these beans and make a delicious curried soup with fantastic flavor and nutrition. Make green moong dal, or mung bean curried soup and either way you have yourself a wonderful traditional soup.
Recipe Notes on Mung Bean Soup
Mung Bean Curried Soup is a simple soup, big on nutrition and flavor! We paired it with a loaf of rosemary garlic sourdough bread. That was a great combination. There is rosemary in the soup too, so the flavors worked well together.
The peppers were the perfect bit of spicy texture needed, with the sausage and curry to create a ‘put together’ soup with enough body, nutrients and flavor to make this a complete meal with a simple loaf of bread. Outstanding light dinner!
This soup is perfect for a busy week. Mung Bean Curried soup makes great leftovers. The beans absorb the liquids as days go along and the soup thickens and builds even more flavor.
The recipe card has instructions for making this soup on the stove top, Instant Pot or in your slow cooker.
As always with a homemade recipe, feel free to use what you have on hand, and adjust the spices according to your own tastes.
Your Printable Recipe Card
This mung bean curried soup is hearty, nutritious, and packed with robust flavor. This warming soup is a wonderful addition to your menu rotation, and makes a delicious dinner when paired with a hearty multigrain bread.
- 2 Cups Mung Beans
- 6 Cups water or enough to cover the beans and boil them awhile
- 1 Quart chicken broth
- 3 Cups coconut milk
- 1 lb. spicy chicken or pork sausage links sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
- 2 large medium heat peppers-to taste
- 1/2 Cup Kikkoman Tikka Masala Curry Sauce
- fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs
- Boil the mung beans in the water.
- When the beans are soft add the coconut milk, chicken, broth and remaining ingredients to the beans.
- Simmer on low heat until heated through.
Instant Pot Instructions:
- Add all ingredients to your instant pot-water last (do not fill past the fill line)
- Set the instant pot to soup function.
- Natural release
- Add all ingredients to your slow cooker
- Set on high for four hours or low for 6 hours
Amount Per Serving Calories 301Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 45mgSodium 1035mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 7gSugar 9gProtein 20g
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