Bubur Kacang Hijau - Mung Beans Sweet Porridge

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins

Serves: 4


  • 100 gram dried mung beans (Indonesian: kacang hijau), washed and drained
  • 1 dried tangerine peel
  • 1 liter (4 cup) water (*)
  • 75 gram sugar (regular, brown, or coconut palm sugar), or to taste


  1. Wash and drain the dried mung beans to remove any dirt.
  2. Place mung beans, dried tangerine peel, and water in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the beans burst and are soft and tender. This should take about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Add sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Turn off the heat. Serve the porridge hot.


  • (*) Or use 1 can (400 ml) coconut milk + 600 ml water. Since coconut milk can easily curdle when cooked in high heat, be vigilant to quickly reduce the heat to a simmer once it boils.

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