Thursday, July 4, 2013

Monggo na may Pata

Mung bean or monggo is an affordable food that you can cook deliciously, because it has a natural delicious flavor, that is why when you add other ingredients for your monggo recipe the flavor will be enhanced making the dish very delicious, no wonder it became a household favorite among Filipinos. There are various monggo recipe all over the Philippines, different vegetables can be used also with monggo and I have few versions here in my blog and I wanna add this one :-). This is very simple and not a plan to cook this but it was so cold and nothing in the refrigerator to make a good soup. So I made this and we enjoyed it.

Ingredients for 4-5 servings
1/2 kilo pata ( pork hocks)
1 Cup of monggo beans (mung bean)
3 Cloves of garlic
1 onion (diced)
1  tomato (diced)
salt and pepper to taste
water that is enough to cook the beans and pork hocks

1. In  pot cook the mung bean (monggo ) with enough water until tender.
2. While cooking the beans we can start cooking the pork hocks ( pata) to make it tender by sauteing  the garlic, onion and tomato, once sauted add the pork hocks and simmer for few minutes then add water that is enough to make it tender.
3. Once the monggo and pata are tender combine it by transfereng the monggo to the pot of pata then continue to simmer over low heat for 15 minutes or until done, allowing the flavors to combine well.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste then garnish with spring onion and serve.

Note: You can add your favorite vegetable for this recipe.

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