Mung Bean Pudding (Vietnamese Che Kho)

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak mung bean overnight, pick out all bad beans.
  • Remove shell/skin of the rest, let dry.
  • Dry toast sesame in a hot shallow pan.
  • Let cool.
  • Boil mung beans in a pot until tender, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Strain off water and process them into paste (using mortar, food processor).
  • Add sugar, mix thoroughly and leave for 1 hour.
  • Pour mixture into a large surface pan or pot and cook over low heat, stir constantly until it becomes a thick paste (thicker than mashed potatoes).
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Spoon the pudding onto 6 small plates, press them down firmly.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Best served with green tea.
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