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Mung Beans and Root Vegetable Curry [Vegan]

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Mung Beans and Root Vegetable Curry [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan




4 - 6


Indian Mung Bean

  • 1 ½ cups dried mung beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tomato diced
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp celtic salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Root Vegetable Curry

  • 1 large sweet potato chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 can organic coconut milk
  • 1 tsp celtic salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 tbls coconut oil


Indian Mung Bean

  1. Add all ingredients in a large pot and let simmer on low to medium heat until all water is absorbed and mung beans are cooked through. About 2o minutes.
  2. Stir every five minutes or so.
  3. While beans are cooking, prep and start cooking coconut curry dish.

Root Vegetable Curry

  1. Heat oil in a large sautee pan or wok on low to medium heat. Add all veggies and sautee for about five minutes, mixing around.
  2. Add spices, salt and coconut milk. Mix with the vegetables.
  3. Cover and after about ten minutes, taste and see if any spices need to be adjusted.
  4. Cover and let simmer until veggies are cooked through about five to ten minutes.
  5. Remove cover and let simmer on low allowing the coconut milk to thicken a bit
  6. After about ten more minutes, your curry should be thicker and flavorful.
  7. Serve with mung beans and some cooling chopped parsley on top.





onya O'Donnell is passionate about sharing her research on the benefits of eating a plant based diet, living an active life and loving what you do. She is a holistic health practitioner and nutrition counselor and she loves sharing tips and recipes on how to incorporate more greens in your life and having compassion for all beings and our planet via her blog Love and Greens. Sonya believes that sharing the fantastic flavors of wonderful vegan foods is the best way to encourage others toward veganism.



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3 comments on “Mung Beans and Root Vegetable Curry [Vegan]”

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5 Years Ago

Sorry I forgot to say when to add cashews! You can throw them in at the end before serving. Raw is always better for the nutritional value. Hope you enjoy!

Soraya OM
06 Sep 2016

How many servings do you get out of this?

5 Years Ago

The ingredients for the mung beans call for 3 cups of water, but you're right that the second recipe doesn't indicate what to do with the cashews.

5 Years Ago

looks like an interesting recipe 2 problems with it though in the first dish, you don't say how much water to add, if i add too much water it wouldn't it be too soggy? in the second dish when do i put the raw cashews, with the veggies or with the spices? thank you for the recipe, i can't wait to make it.


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