Life is Simple Mung Bean Chili

Life is Simple Mung Bean Chili

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Mung Bean Chili
  • ½ cup yellow mung dahl beans, uncooked
  • 1½ cups water (or homemade sodium-free vegetable broth)
  • 15 oz can tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (or ½ tsp powdered)
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • ¼ cup guacamole
  • ½ cup cilantro, freshly chopped (optional)
  • 1 splash lime (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in 2 tsp ghee until tender.
  2. Add mung beans, tomatoes, and water with spices. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 15–30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  3. Garnish with cilantro, lime, and guacamole, or pour over the Mexican Squash Mash.

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