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For this recipe you need about: 55 minutes.


  • 200g dried mung beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 thumb-sized pieces of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 handful cashew nuts and sunflower seeds roasted in the oven at 150°C for approx. 10 minutes
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 500g cherry tomatoes or 2 jars/cans of peeled tomatoes
  • A little salt
  • 2 tins of coconut milk
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Optional: quinoa or rice if required
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 handful cashew nuts and sunflower seeds roasted in the oven at 150°C for approx. 10 minutes
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 500g cherry tomatoes or 2 jars/cans of peeled tomatoes
  • a little salt
  • 2 tins of coconut milk
  • juice of 2 limes
  • quinoa or rice if required


  1. Rinse the mung beans in a sieve with cold water.
  2. Put them in a pot filled with water (ratio 1:4) and cook them for 20 minutes on medium heat. You may need to add more water if the quantity is not enough.
  3. If you want something a little more filling, add wholemeal rice or quinoa.
  4. When the beans are cooked but still firm to the bite, drain and rinse them under cold water.
  5. Meanwhile, sauté the chopped onions, ginger and garlic in olive oil. The whole thing should be sautéed until translucent, but not burnt.
  6. When the mixture is cooked through, add the spices and a dash of water. The whole thing becomes a slightly pasty mass when mixed.
  7. Add the tomatoes; if you don’t have fresh tomatoes at home, you can simply use canned or jarred tomatoes.
  8. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
  9. Add the coconut milk and lime juice and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes; then season with salt
  10. Serve the curry with a salad and quinoa or rice if desired.


Wikipedia writes:: “The mung beans are more easily digested than the common ones in Central Europe. Garden beans and do not cause flatulence. However, they also have much less flavour of their own. You can use the bean sprouts, the fresh pods or the dried beans. Mung beans germinate easily. This characteristic is used in many households to grow the sprouts themselves in special sprouting trays.” Mung beans or also mung beans are available from Rapunzel*, for example. Germinated mung beans, by the way, contain all eight essential amino acids: isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine (Source: The Big Book of Sprouts and Germs*; Mubarak, A. E. “Nutritional composition and antinutritional factors of mung bean seeds (Phaseolus aureus) as affected by some home traditional processes.” Food Chemistry 89.4 (2005): 489-495 LINK).


This recipe was inspired by Lily Simpson, whose cookbook “The Detox Kitchen Bible “* I discovered on a trip to London with 5 friends. On the flight back – yes, I flew back then, but I offset it with Atmosfair – I sank into the book and read through the recipes. I can only warmly recommend the cookbook. The recipes are free of wheat, dairy and refined sugar. It takes a while to get used to the lower sweetness of the cakes and desserts, but then a hormone or body reset is just right: the sense of taste changes for the better.
The Detox Kitchen Bible* – Lily Simpson & Rob Hobson. This cookbook has been used a lot in our house. You can see …
Detox Kitchen Vegetables* – Lily Simpson (I’m just wondering, “Where did Rob go? Did they break up? Were they even a couple? Did they have to split the company? Did they have a fight?” …) – But that doesn’t detract from the delicious recipes. Vegetable by vegetable, you are taken by the hand through the year.
And here’s a quick photo from London in May 2016: Sabine, Paula, Meike, Baets and me – five years ago now …
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