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Ginataang Mongo with Dilis

Thinking of a very Filipino lunch or dinner offering? Ginataang mongo is one of the safest bets.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 130kcal
Cost: $4


  • Casserole
  • Cooking pan
  • Wok


  • 300 g Green beans (mung beans)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 pcs Shallot minced
  • 1 pc Big tomato
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 100 g String bean cut into pieces
  • 100 g Pumpkin/Squash peeled and cut unto cubes
  • 50 g Spinach
  • 3 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tin Coconut milk
  • 100 g Dilis fried


  • Place beans in tap running water and wash thoroughly.
  • In a casserole, boil at least 2 liters of water and add mung beans. Simmer it at least 20 minutes roughly until soft. Add water if it is necessary.
  • In a shallow cooking pan, add a little bit of oil and fry dilis until it turns to brown. Set aside.
  • In a big wok, heat cooking oil and saute garlic, onion, and tomato. Keep stirring until nice fragrance occurs.
  • Pour green beans, string beans, and sliced squash. Simmer it for at least 5 minutes.
  • Add fried dilis, coconut milk, and spinach. Let it boil for another 5 or more minutes until they all cook.
  • Season it with fish sauce.


  • Make sure your boiled monngo is not a soupy type and just enough watery.
  • Do not burn when frying the dilis and so it will not give you a bitter taste. Keep stirring. Do not overcook as well.
  • Do not overcook the vegetables.
  • You can add any green vegetables such as cabbage, malunggay, dahon sa ampalaya, ampalaya, sayote, and many more.