Top down view of mung bean mushroom patties in white oval dishes with lime, beans in brown dish and cutting board on oven tray.

Mung Bean Patties with Mushrooms & Cheese

These mung bean patties with mushrooms and cheese are made using raw ingredients (including pre-soaked, uncooked mung beans as well as raw mushrooms), which give this recipe freshness and delicious nutty notes - enjoy this appetizer with a drizzle of lime juice.
Course Party Food, Snack
Cuisine International
Keyword mung beans, mushroom
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16 -18 bite size cakes
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 130 g mushrooms closed cup or chestnut, roughly chopped
  • 180 g mung beans presoaked for 12 hours
  • 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions (scallions) roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 80 g grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon each fine sea salt and ground white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs plus more for coating
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil


  • Rinse the beans (once they've been pres-soaked overnight), drain off any excess water thoroughly, combine with the garlic, onions and parsley and puree to obtain a slightly grainy, sticky mixture.  Set aside.
  • Blend the mushrooms until crumbly (not mushy) and combine with the bean mixture.  Season, add the cheese and throw the entire mixture in the blender again.  Blitz for a few moments until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.  Add the breadcrumbs and stir well.  Form small spoon size balls and coat in breadcrumbs (flatten a little as you are doing it).
  • Heat up 3 tablespoons of the oil (adding the rest once you've turned the cakes over halfway through).  Carefully place the cakes in the pan leaving enough room to turn them over (work in batches if you have to).  Fry over a fairly low heat for about 10-12 minutes until they are lightly browned on both sides.  
  • Serve with a drizzle of lime juice or simply on their own.


The beans should be soaked overnight.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg