Sari Kacang Hijau - Mung Bean Drink

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 6


  • 175 gram mung bean (Indonesian: kacang hijau), washed and drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 80 gram palm sugar (Indonesian: gula Jawa)
  • 2 pandan leaves (Indonesian: daun pandan), knotted
  • 2 inch ginger, peeled and bruised


  1. Bring mung bean and water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the beans started to split. Turn off heat, let cool a bit, then process until smooth with a blender.
  2. With a strainer, strain to get a smooth mung bean liquid. Return the strained liquid to the pot, add enough water to get a total of 5 cups liquid.
  3. Add palm sugar, pandan leaves, and ginger into the pot. Bring to a boil again, then simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool.
  4. Mung bean drink is usually served cold. So, transfer to a pitcher and chilled. Serve with or without ice cubes depends on how thick you want your mung bean drink to be.

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