Gorgeous colors, right! this turmeric mung bean with pumpkin & prunes stew might make you think of a mung bean curry, but it's more on the healing bench my friend, this mung bean recipe has a lot of anti-inflammatory properties...
Let me guess, you still have some mung/moong beans in your pantry since you made these mung beans pancakes, and you don't know what to do with them!
It happens that's pumpkin season my dear friend, so let's use those mung beans to make this hearty healing stew of turmeric mung bean recipe with pumpkin.
I love the gorgeous fall colors this dish reflects, and you?
You'll love this mung bean recipe for its simplicity, and how easy and quick it is to fix.
Mung beans are kinda sweet when cooked, pumpkins are sweet and dried plums aka prunes are sweet, I hope you see where I am heading to, don't you?
It's a sweet-savory mung bean delish you have here! Something that everyone in your house will appreciate eating.
This turmeric mung bean stew brings together great healing ingredients to create a delicious hearty meal that is full of minerals, vitamins, and other health benefits.
What makes this mung bean recipe a healing meal?
Everything in here my friend.
From the onions, spices, pumpkins, prunes to mung beans, every ingredient here has a healing property. Using fresh turmeric instead of grounded powder makes this dish an excellent anti-inflammatory meal.
You can't have missed, it's everywhere on the internet and its health benefits on chronic inflammation have no hints of doubts!
I don't know what else could have kept me medication-free if there was no turmeric.
I drink this turmeric ginger anti-inflammatory tea almost every day.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-bacteria, etc...
To get the most out turmeric, get it fresh. Fresh turmeric has all the antioxidants and has its essential oil which will increase its absorption in your body.
Dried plums aka prunes
Whichever word you fall for, they are the same thing lol.
Now if you want to protect your bones, these are THE fruits to go for! A lot of clinical studies have shown that prunes help in maintaining and restoring bone health.
Lift your hand if you are anemic, I lift my both lol, (something normal with people who are suffering from RA), prunes are a good source of iron, you need to take this fruit every day, or include it in your recipes like in this prune-mint mushroom sauté.
We are targeting some vitamin A here but that's not all, pumpkins are rich in vitamin C, potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin B2, and vitamin E.
Some of pumpkins antioxidants, together with vitamin A will lower your risks of having eye cataracts as well as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) eye disease.
Pumpkins have anticancer as well as anti-inflammation properties.
- Mung bean contains proteins, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other phytochemicals
- These mung beans are good in preventing diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and coronary heart disease, in protecting your liver, and are anti-cancer
- Mung beans are generally easy to digest than other beans.
- Soaking and cooking them will reduce the phytic acid and this will increase in the absorption of minerals like iron
You see, this turmeric mung bean recipe with pumpkin & prunes has a lot of healing properties that will help your body in fighting diseases.
It's a meal that you can freeze, so make a batch and enjoy it while pumpkins are out of seasons for example.
You'll notice that I don't peel my pumpkins, some pumpkin's skins are edible.
Let's be THANKFUL for everything that we have, It may seem crazy, but every morning upon waking up, I always say, thanks for everything, even for the pain I feel.
Because it's through the pain that I realized how much my body had fought to stay alive...
Now, it's with every healing recipe, that I do help my body to rebuild itself and to heal. I do hope that you're doing the same.
My love to you, Githu.
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Turmeric mung bean recipe with pumpkin & prunes
- a large sauce-pan
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon garam masala
- 1 big onions
- 3 cloves of garlic
- a piece of fresh ginger
- 1 roots of fresh turmeric
- 2 tablespoon oil olive or any cold-pressed oil
- 3 cup pumpkins (diced into cubes)
- 1 cup soaked and drained mung beans
- pinch of salt
- dust of cayenne
- 2 cups vegetable broth or water
- 10 prunes (the number doesn't matter)
- 1 big bell pepper
- 1 cup diced herbs; cilantro, mint, dill, chives (all or any of your choice)
- On a low heat, put the fennel seeds in the sauce-pan
- As they heat slowly, dice the onions bring them in the sauce-pan and increase the heat to medium-high
- Add the oil, stir everything together and cover to cook for about 5 mins, but stir now and then
- During that time mince or grate the turmeric, ginger, and garlic
- Add the garlic, ginger, and turmeric into the onions and give a stir
- Add the pumpkins and the mung bean in the sauce-pan and stir together.
- Sprinkle the salt, masala, and cayenne pepper or any pepper of your choice
- Stir again and cover to cook for about 5 mins
- Now add the vegetable broth or water, stir and cover again, increase the heat till the boiling take place then reduce to medium-high... you can also add coconut milk if you have some.
- Let the mung bean & pumpkin simmer for about 15 mins or until the mung beans are cooked but still firm
- Meanwhile, dice the bell pepper and the herbs of your choice
- When the beans have cooked, cut off the heat and add the herbs and the bell pepper, stir and cover to let the food cool down
- Serve the mung bean & pumpkin delish while it's warm
- I am convinced that you'll love this recipe, thank you so much for sharing it and pinning it, be blessed.
- I'll let you choose the pumpkin of your choice, but avoid those that contain a lot of water like nutmeg squash, I used red kuri but butternut, or acorn squash would be a good choice.
- I prefer soaking mung beans at least for 12 hours, this way they will be quick to cook. This also reduces the phytic acids that can inhibit mineral absorption.