My Favorite Monggo Soup

Before I left for Sydney, I asked our long time cook Nisa to teach me how to make some of the dishes I grew up with. One of them being her Monggo soup, which I believe is the best version on the planet. I was surprised to discover that her recipe required so few ingredients. But don’t be fooled, it still requires an amount of effort and a bit of love. Here is the recipe below:    

  • 2 large onions
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 Knorr Seasoning Cube
  • 1 cup of Monggo
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Sauté the onions and garlic in a bit of oil or butter till they become soft and translucent.

Put them into a big pot and throw in your water and Monggo. Bring to a boil then lower heat and stir constantly for 1-2 hours, until Monggo becomes creamy in consistency. Feel free to add add a little bit more water to get the right texture.

Monggo is such a hearty bean and rightfully so. It prevents heart disease, can potentially reduce cancers, and contains all the essential carbs and protein that you need.

Hope you enjoy making one of our favorite dishes. I’d love to hear how you like having your Monggo in the comments section below!