I have a habit of going into the supermarket, and coming out with something completely obscure that I have no idea of what to do with.
I ended up with a 2kg bag of Mung Beans just chilling out in my pantry. What on earth do you do with mung beans?! at the end of the day, they're mung beans!
The other day, however, I stumbled across this post by the lovely, talented Janet on the taste space. (Toronto, somewhere I would seriously LOVE to go. . .but that's for another time!) I posted the recipe to my google+ (something that still bemuses me, I never really got into it, but again, I'm going off topic) with the intention to perhaps try it some time. It couldn't wait. The mung beans were calling my name!
With a bit of tweaking, I sort of superimposed Janet's recipe with one I made at school over 10 years ago. My teacher, Mrs Rogers (she was one of those teachers, you know, who absolutely love you because you are interested in what she was saying) called it African Curry, so I've renamed my version African Mung Bean Stew, but again as with my Mexican Sweetcorn Chowder, my geography is probably a little off! shall we use the word inspired?!
Hope you enjoy!
(the perfect recipe for the end of the week when your veg start to go a little soggy!)
(The veg as the begin to fry off)
(Spice Mix! - the best smell will start to come from your kitchen!)
(Nearly There, ready to go simmer and do it's thing now!)
(letting the spinach just wilt, cooking it too long makes it soggy!)