Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck May 2013, a gathering of vegan bloggers and their recipes. What a great idea this is! It’s the first time I’ve taken part, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else is posting. So without further ado here is my recipe for…
Mung Bean Pie
This is a main dish full of flavour and will satisfy some really hungry people!
You will need:
5 or 6 white potatoes
2 cups precooked mung beans
3 cloves garlic
1 red pepper
2 handfuls beansprouts
2 sticks celery
1 handful fresh parsley chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
3 tablespoons tomato purée
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
Start by chopping and peeling your vegetables, but leave out the potatoes for the moment. Fry your onions, garlic and ginger in a little oil until softened. Then add the pepper, celery, carrot and courgette. Cook for about five minutes stirring occasionally to make sure it’s not sticking.
Next, add the cumin, chilli powder and tomato purée and stir until well combined. Now it’s time to add the freshly squeezed juice of a lemon and the mung beans. Let everything cook in the pot until the vegetables are ready, about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning according to your taste. You may want to add more chilli or salt and pepper.
Let the pot stand off the heat while you prepare the potatoes. You want to leave this to the last minute otherwise the potatoes will go very brown!
Peel the potatoes and grate them by hand with the largest grater you have. They grate very easily but the larger the potato, the easier it is to do.
Take a large low glass casserole dish and spread your mung bean mix evenly. Next spread the grated potato over the top. Sprinkle some nutritional yeast over the top. Bake in a medium hot oven for about 20-30 minutes until the topping starts to brown/crisp. Check that the potato is cooked. I found 180C / 350F works well.
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