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mung bean soup recipe instant pot

Mung Bean Soup In Instant Pot - Monggo Bean Soup

Mung bean soup also known as monggo bean soup made in the instant pot is a very simple, easy, delicious, nutritious and healthy vegetarian soup using whole green mung beans (moong dal), onions and spices!
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, filipino, Indian
Keyword instant pot mung beans, monggo bean recipes, monggo bean soup, mung bean recipes, mung bean soup, mung beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
pressure build up and release time 25 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 243kcal


  • instant pot 6 quart duo or lux


  • 1 cup green mung beans
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth (may need a little more)
  • salt as needed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ginger juice may use freshly crushed ginger too
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter (may use 2 tablespoons butter)

spice powders

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder use 1 to 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed instead
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper powder


  • Chop the onion (finely or thinly sliced) and add this to the instant pot.
    Wash the mung beans very well and add it also to the instant pot.
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  • Add the 3 cups of water, enough salt, lemon and ginger also and then add all the spice powder other than black pepper powder, mix everything well.
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  • Add the oil and butter also to the pot.
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  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook in high pressure for 7 minutes.
    Once cooked, the pot will beep and you can press the 'keep warm/cancel' button.
    Wait for a natural pressure release or if you are in a hurry, you may do a controlled gradual manual pressure release after 12 to 14 minutes of natural pressure release.
    Open the lid very carefully (the contents will be very hot) and stir and gently mash the contents a little using a spoon or ladle.
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  • Add little more water for the right consistency as you prefer (I added one more cup of water), and also add the black pepper powder, stir and simmer for about a minute.
    Serve the soup hot or you may save it for later use.
    mung bean soup instant pot recipe



You can also serve it over cooked white rice since the mung bean soup has a thicker consistency like a stew which goes great with rice.
If saving for later use, you may need to refrigerate the contents once its cooled enough.
Just remember to warm the soup before serving! Also, keep in mind that the soup thickens as it cools down, so you may need to add a little water and stir in with the soup to adjust the consistency of the soup, as needed.
Also you may adjust the flavors and spices of the soup according to your preference. If you want it more buttery, feel free to add little more butter to the soup.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4mg