Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ginisang Monggo

Well this is what we have for lunch! Ginisang monggo or mung beans soup, but for us here in Batangas, it is also known as Ginisang Balatong.


the ingredients

1 cup monggo beans (mung beans/balatong), pre-boiled & mashed
3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
1/8 kg ground pork
ampalaya (bitter mellon / bitter gourd) tops
cooking oil
salt and pepper

here's how

In a casserole, saute garlic and onion.

Add the ground pork, mix well until it slightly browned.

Add in water & then the mashed beans. (The amount of water depends on how soupy you want)

Season with salt & pepper. Stir.

Simmer for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors of the ingredients to blend.

Stir in ampalaya tops, and simmer for half a minute.

Best served with fried fish & steamed rice.

Tip of the day!

Instead of ground pork, you can also use left over fish & fried pork. Shrimp also taste good with this recipe.

If ampalaya tops are not available, you can also use malunggay leaves or squash tops.

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