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Ginataang Munggo

Ginataang munggo or lelut balatung as Kapampangans call it, is an easy rice porridge with toasted mung beans in coconut milk. Cooked in creamy coconut milk that makes it a really delicious dessert or snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ginataang munggo, ginataang munggo recipe
Author: Mia


  • ½ cup mung beans
  • 1 cup glutinous rice
  • 7 cups coconut milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup coconut milk


  • Wash glutinous rice thoroughly then drain excess water using a strainer. Set aside.
  • In a pan, toast mung bean over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool down then you can either coarsely grind it in a chopper or place in a zip lock and pound with rolling pin.
  • Stain pounded mung beans to separate hull and set aside.
  • In a pot over medium heat, pour coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Add mung beans and cook while occasionally stirring for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Tip in glutinous rice and stir to incorporate. Cook and stir occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until rice is soft and cooked. Add sugar and coconut cream until sugar dissolves and incorporated. Continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat and serve in serving bowls while warm. Bon appetit!