Tinutong Na Monggo or Munggo

Tinutong na munngo consists of glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk with toasted monggo beans.  This can be a tasty snack or merienda .


1/4 cup monggo beans
2 cups glutinous rice (malagkit)
1 & 1/2 cups sugar
2 mature coconuts (niyog), grated (reserve milk and cream)
warm water

How to make Tinutong Na Monggo or Munggo

  • Toast monggo beans until golden brown. Remove mongo skin.
  • Wash malagkit in water until grains swell.
  • Combine malagkit with toasted mongo beans.
  • To prepare coconut milk, add 1 cup of warm water to grated niyog then squeeze out coconut cream.
  • Set aside. Add 6 cups of warm water and extract coconut milk from grated niyog.
  • Strain coconut milk and coconut cream separately.
  • Add sugar to coconut milk then cook malagkit and mongo beans.
  • Stir until mixture is set. Remove from heat and add coconut cream.
  • You may adjust sugar or add salt according to desired taste.