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How to Make Moringa, Mushroom, and Mung Bean Soup

Updated on August 1, 2019
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I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

how to make moringa, mushroom, and mung bean soup
how to make moringa, mushroom, and mung bean soup | Source

Moringa is a native tree to tropical and subtropical of South Asia countries. It is considered a superfood as it contains lots of minerals, vitamins, and other essential nutrients. Mushroom is a fungus grown above the ground on the soil. There are so many varieties of edible and poisonous mushrooms. It contains vitamin D. Mung Bean is a plant belonging in the legume family. This bean is mostly cultivated in Asian countries.

I came up with a healthy recipe combining these three nutritious ingredients. Let me show you how to make moringa, mushroom, and mung bean soup. I flavored this soup with fish sauce or a fish fermented in salt.

Author's Note: The quantities for all ingredients are left unspecified. Add as much or as little of these ingredients as you like.

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moringa leaves | Source
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mung bean | Source


  • Moringa leaves
  • Mushroom
  • Mung beans
  • Fish sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Water, as needed


For Preparation:

  • 3 medium bowls
  • 2 small bowls

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 4


  1. Rinse mung beans. Place it in a pot with water. Cook it under low heat about 25 minutes or until slightly tender.
  2. Pour in additional water if necessary. Season it with fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add mushroom. Cook until both ingredients are tender.
  4. Turn off the heat once all are cooked. Add moringa leaves. Cover the pot to cook it.

The Finished Dish

mung bean soup with steamed rice
mung bean soup with steamed rice | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Make sure to rinse the mung bean thoroughly to remove any impurities.
  2. Use any kind of mushroom available.
  3. Disregard fish sauce if not available. Simply use salt and pepper to season the dish.
  4. Add fried pork or fish if preferred.
  5. Replace mung bean with lentil. The latter is quite similar to the former.

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