The mighty mung bean one pot wonder

Best cure for blue Monday!? Wild weather beach walks to clear out the cobwebs and a giant sharing pot of mung bean, cannellini and potato coconut curry. Yummmmm….

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This was a real… “What have I got leftover that would feel at home in a pot.” A real mixed bag so feel free to adjust quantities and ingredients to your liking. I cooked the mung beans from scratch but took the short cut with the other beans and grabbed tins.

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In a heated and oiled pan add:
5 to 6 cloves of finely chopped garlic (Less if preferred but I am garlic fiend)
Knuckle of grated ginger
1 tbls each of cumin and coriander powder
1/2 tbls garam masala
1/4 tbls of turmeric
Shake of red chilli flakes
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Generous shake of coconut sugar
Cook through for 10 min on a medium heat

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Scoop spice and tomato combo into a large saucepan and add:
1 1/2 cups ish.. of dried mung beans (veryyyyy rough measurements here I sort of just used up what I had left in a jar)
3 to 4 potatoes roughly chopped. Big enough that you get a nice bite. I left the skins on but again optional
1 tin of coconut milk
A crumbled stock cube
Using the empty coconut tin, fill 3 times with water and add to the mix. A little more may need to be added as you go along.
Bring to the boil, reduce and leave to simmer for an hour and as with all one pot wonders the next day is even yummier.
Stir occasionally and after about 40 min add one tin of kidney beans, one tin of cannellini beans and a large handful of purple kale leaves (removed from the stem)
Get seasoning with salt and pepper.  I added an extra pour of brown rice syrup and a pinch or so of chilli powder for a little more of a sweet and spicy kick.

Top with coriander and chopped scallions. Serve up and enjoy.

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Why not make this the day you go vegan? Pop on over to my facebook page for more recipes and inspiration. Hope to see you!

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