Monday, 13 April 2009


A simpler meal you could not cook... What a stupid thing to say! You could just boil an egg or some corn cobs! OK, simpler meals exist but these are definitely the simplest patties you could cook.

Makes 7 patties:

image Soak 1 cup mung beans overnight or overday, like I did.... They go a pretty light green, as in the photo.

Drain them then put them in a food processor with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and a teaspoon of cumin.

Blend until pretty smoothish.

Scoop out and make into balls with your hands... they are so light and gorgeous to touch.image



Fry both sides until brown.

Pick up with your fingers and dip into what you fancy.... the recipe said sweet chilli sauce but I used a little plum sauce or just have them plain, with some Asian greens.

So there it is. They held together perfectly.... and tasted great and after the soaking, the total preparation time and cooking time combined was about 10 minutes!

This recipe sounds nice but I haven't made it yet:



The Natural Health Society (of Australia)

1 Onion, chopped
1/2 cup Red capsicum, chopped
2 Tbl Sunflower seeds
250g Couscous
1.5 cups Vegetable stock
2 tsp Lime zest, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Ground cardamom
1/3 cup Roasted macadamia nuts
1 Tbl Butter
Coconut oil, enough for frying

In a large saucepan, heat oil and add the onions, capsicum and sunflower seeds. Sauté for about 5 minutes until slightly browned. Add the salt, cinnamon, chilli flakes, cardamom and the lime zest and stir for a few minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a rapid boil.

Remove from the heat and add the couscous. Stand for two minutes, then return to heat for another minute, adding the macadamia nuts and butter.

Gently fluff with a fork. Serve immediately with slices of lime.

1 comment:

chaiselongue said...

The mung bean patties sound good, Kate. The same idea as the north African felafel I make with dried broad beans ... that reminds me, I must make them again soon! I'm not sure we can get mung beans here.