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Mung Bean Rostis

Mung Bean Rostis

Soaking time: 4-5 hours or overnight
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour+15 minutes
Makes: 8 

Ingredients for the mung bean rostis:

  • 80g dry mung beans
  • 200g/ about 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 walnuts, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbs ground flax seeds OR Primrose's Kitchen oatmeal and chia
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • 5cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • Handful of chopped coriander leaves
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 2 tbs Primrose's Kitchen porridge oats
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (or vegetable oil) for frying

Serve with (optional):

  • Cucumber ribbons
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Avocado slices
  • Sesame seeds
  • Mango chutney or tomato salsa
Instructions for the mung bean rostis/patties:
Rinse the mung beans in a sieve under cold running water, then place in a saucepan or bowl and cover them with cold water. Leave to soak for 4-5 hours or ideally overnight. 

When the mung beans are ready, pour the water away, place the mung beans in a saucepan, fill with fresh, cold water and leave to cook on a medium-low heat for around 1 hour or until they are soft. If they look like they are on the verge of drying out (meaning you may have used too little water) then add some more water as they continue to cook. When the mung beans are cooked through, drain all excess water away; the mung beans should be cooked through and completely dry if not the rostis/patties will not hold together well! Then mash up the mung beans and place in a large mixing bowl with all the other rosti/patties ingredients. Taste the mixture and add more salt if need be. Then form 8 rostis/patties with your hands.

Melt the coconut or vegetable oil in a large frying pan over a low to medium heat. Add the rostis/patties about 2-3 at a time. Cook the rostis/patties for a few minutes on one side, then turn over and cook for a few more minutes on the other side. Repeat until both sides are lightly toasted and brown.  

To serve, place 2 rostis/patties on each plate, top with some chutney and serve with cucumber ribbons, avocado slices, fresh tomatoes and a dash of lime juice. Enjoy!

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