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Spicy Broccoli and Mung Bean Curry

Spicy Broccoli and Mung Bean Curry

Bring on the heat in this mouth-watering spicy broccoli and mung bean (dithlodi) curry recipe. As one of the Future 50 Foods, mung beans (dithlodi) are sustainable and packed with nutritional value. They bring untold flavour and goodness to this tasty curry dish.
Course Dinner, Lunch, supper

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g (1 cup) mung beans (dithlodi), soaked overnight and drained (see NOTE)
  • 300 g broccoli florets
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) sunflower oil, for frying
  • 1 KNORR Chakalaka Soup
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) turmeric powder
  • 400 ml (1 tin) lite coconut milk
  • Fresh coriander, to serve
  • Sliced chilli and squeeze of lime juice, to serve

Instructions
 

  • Place the mung beans (dithlodi) in a saucepan and add 1 cup water and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer for 12-15 minutes until the mung beans (dithlodi) are tender. Drain.
  • Toss the broccoli in the peanut oil, KNORR Chakalaka Soup and turmeric powder.
  • Heat a frying pan to high heat and add the broccoli. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until just browned.
  • Add the mung beans (dithlodi) and coconut milk and stir well.
  • Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes or until the broccoli is cooked.
  • Serve garnished with fresh coriander and steamed rice on the side.
  • Note: The mung beans (dithlodi) may sprout overnight - they are still perfectly good to use, in fact they are more easily digested this way and absorb flavour better due to the husk being cracked open.
Keywords broccoli curry, curry recipe, dithlodi recipe, healthy curry, mung bean curry, plant based curry, Spicy Broccoli and Mung Bean Curry, vegan curry

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