Ginataang Monggo Recipe

Ginataang Munggo or Ginataang Monggo is a simple Filipino dessert dish wherein toasted Mung beans and sticky rice are cooked in coconut milk.This recipe is almost the same as that of Ginataang Mais, except that the later uses corn.Ginataang Monggo is usually eaten as a snack during the afternoon. It is best served warm.

Ginataang Monggo

If you have been out of the Philippines for many years, having this dish can make you feel nostalgic. Ginataang Monggo makes you think of home and the good things of the past. Don’t eat too much or you’ll end up purchasing a plane ticket right away :)

Try this Ginataang Monggo Recipe and send us your feedback.

Ginataang Monggo Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 2
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    • 1/2 cup Mung beans
    • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup sticky rice, washed (malagkit)
    • 6 to 7 tablespoons sugar
    1. Heat a pan and put-in the Mung beans.
    2. Toast the Mung beans until brown.
    3. Turn-off heat and let the mung beans cool down.
    4. Crack the toasted mung beans using a mortar and pestle (almires). Set aside.
    5. Heat a cooking pot and pour-in coconut milk. Let boil.
    6. Add the sticky rice and Mung beans then stir. Cook in low heat for 15 to 20 minutes while stirring once in a while, or until the coconut milk is almost absorbed.
    7. Add sugar then stir.
    8. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving plate.
    9. Serve! You may serve this either hot or cold. I like having this cold with some extra coconut milk on top.
    10. Share and enjoy!


    Watch the cooking video:


    1. i’m from cebu and my mom used to make this when we were young. i even prefer this than the other ginataan with all the works! thanks for the recipe. you’re right, looking at this photo wants me to book a plane ticket right now to fly me home!;) gotta have me some of that good ol’ ginataang monggo!!!!

    2. Str3tcher says:

      I love this and now try ko sya lutuin but it seems that the rice is not that easy to cook it been 20minutes but still hilaw pa din sya. What should i do? please help

    3. Firtst of all, thanks for your kindness and effort to share this cooking method to all of us out here. I happen to stumble of your video and i do agree that yours is well explanable and can motivate us housewives to be more in the kitchen and prepare food with love for our family who will surely appreciate it.

      However, I have a request that I would like to ask you if you don’t mind contacting me…if you prefer not to, I do respect that….but then again I really thank you and appreciate everything you shared with us.

      From: Rainey Morrison of Aviano, Italy

    4. Oh my! This is one of my favorites. I learned cooking this in high school. Our teacher calls this “ginataang tutong”. So yummy! 😀

    5. jhamae says:

      wow!!! this is one of my favorite merienda since i was a kid.. i remember my mom buying it from vendors and when i woke up after an afternoon nap, my ginataang munggo is ready.. :)

    6. bigla ako nagutom. pwd bah dagdagan ng coco milk instead na water?? =)

    7. honey g. says:

      nakalimutan ko na ang pagkaing ito, na-miss ko bigla ang pilipinas! thanks for sharing this recipe, somehow i feel closer to my relatives in the Philippines every time i cook pinoy dishes!

    8. wow! a favorite..! i remember my grandma used to serve this merienda when i was a kid.. happy cooking!

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