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Green Mung Beans with Dill

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Serves 4



Melt ghee in a pressure cooker and add the ginger, black pepper, and salt, cooking 1 to 2 minutes until the aroma is released. Add the mung beans and dill and stir to coat. Cover with ¼ inch of water, close the lid, and bring to pressure. Cook for about 20­–25 minutes.

You can still make this if you don't have a pressure cooker. Soak the whole green mung beans overnight and discard the water. Follow the same instructions and cook with 1 inch of water covering the beans. Add the lid and cook for about an hour until very soft.

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