Ginataang Monggo

Do you want to cook your own Pilipino dish with a bit of a twist? Well, Ginataang Monggo is one special Filipino dish – one of the best and sweetest dishes in our country. The main ingredients of this dish are toasted Mung Beans or monggo blended with sticky rice cooked in a special liquid known as “gata” (made up of milk, sugar, and coconut milk). The “gata” is both delicious and nutritious! However, preparing your own sweet concoction or “gata” is not easy because you need to be careful on the mixture to create the proper texture and taste.

You can cook and serve Ginataang Monggo as a dessert or snack since the dish is delicious, sweet, and full of minerals and nutrients. Make sure you pay extra attention to your “gata” as it plays an important role in your Ginataang Monggo!



  • 1/2 cup Mung beans 
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup sticky rice, washed (malagkit) 
  • 1 cup white sugar (just add more to your taste preference) 
  • 2 1/2 cups water 
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
Watch How To Cook Ginataang Monggo: 

Recipe and video credits:

Pinoy Chow

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