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ginataang monggo recipe

Ginataang Monggo Recipe

Ginataang Monggo, also known as "Lelut Balatung" in Pampanga is a toasted mung beans with coconut milk, sugar and glutinous rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ginataang monggo, lelut balatung
Servings: 6
Calories: 476kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • ½ cup mung beans
  • 800 ml coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup glutinous rice
  • ¾ cup white sugar


  • In a pan over medium, toast the mung beans until it turns brown. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down. Using a mortar and pestle, crack the beans. Set aside.
    crack toasted mung beans
  • In a pot over medium heat, combine coconut milk, water, sugar and glutinous rice. Bring to boil and cook until the rice is soft. 
    combine coconut milk, sugar and glutinous rice
  • Put the cracked mung beans, add more coconut milk. Stir until well incorporated. Turn to low heat and cook another 15 minutes until the coconut milk is almost absorbed. 
    add toasted mung beans
  • Taste and adjust sweetness according to your preference. Turn off the heat, transfer in a serving bowl and enjoy!
    serve ginataang monggo


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 6mg