One of popular South East Asian desserts made with whole dried green bean (mung bean), coconut milk and palm sugar. It is slow cooked until the beans become soft.
Dried green beans are commonly used to make dessert by processing them into flour. This flour is then churned into delicious dessert , one such dessert is Koleh Koleh (Green Bean Pudding).
Green bean is a good source of protein, minerals and has a cooling effect on our body. For healthier version, add low fat milk instead of coconut milk.
SWEET GREEN BEAN SOUP
Makes : 4-6 servings
1 1/2 cups uncooked green bean soaked for 2 hours
1/2 C palm/brown sugar or to taste
2 TBSP white sugar
1 C coconut milk
5 C water
2 pieces pandan leaf knotted
1/4 tsp salt
Discard any stone and bad beans before soaking. After soaking rinse the bean with several changes of water. Place the bean into deep pot, covered with water and boil until soft using medium heat. If the water dried up before the bean turns soft, add more water.
Once it turns soft, add in sugar, palm sugar, coconut milk, salt and pandan leaves, bring to a low boil again. .
Remove the pandan leaf, serve hot or chilled.