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Mung Beans:

  • Mung beans 300.0 g
  • Water 3.0 l
  • Thyme, fresh 2.0 sprigs
  • Bay Leaf 2.0 pc

Beef Oxtail:

  • Oxtail, cut into 3cm thickness 2.0 kg
  • Canola oil 60.0 ml
  • Salt & Pepper

To Cook:

  • Canola oil 60.0 ml
  • Red onions, small dice 150.0 g
  • Garlic cloves, crushed 50.0 g
  • Tomatoes, small dice 300.0 g
  • Fish sauce 100.0 ml
  • Browned oxtail
  • Garam Marsala 8.0 g
  • Turmeric powder 5.0 g
  • Liquid from cooking the mung bean 3.0 l
  • Knorr Professional Beef Flavoured Powder (6x1.1kg) old 60.0 g
  • Moringa leaves 50.0 g


  • Balsamic Vinegar 30.0 ml
  • Honey 15.0 g
  • Olive oil 60.0 ml
  • Fried shallots 5.0 g
  • Parsley, finely chopped 5.0 g


  1. Mung Beans:

    • Place the bean, water and spices in a pot. Bring to a boil. Cook the beans until they are about 80% done. Save the cooking liquid.
  2. Beef Oxtail:

    • Heat oven to 350F.
    • To prepare the beef, drizzle each piece with oil and season with salt and pepper.
    • Brown the beef in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Flip the beef to brown both sides evenly.
    • When done, remove the beef from the pan and set them aside.
  3. To Cook:

    • Heat a heavy bottom saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the canola oil.
    • Sweat onions, garlic and tomatoes.
    • Deglaze the pan with the fish sauce. Let the fish sauce cook out to breakdown the vegetables and release the aroma.
    • Add the browned oxtail. Stir to combine.
    • Add the garam masala and turmeric powder. Stir to lightly toast the spices and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
    • Pour in the cooking liquid from the beans and the Knorr Beef Stock Powder.
    • Bring to a boil and turn it down to simmer. Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the oxtail is tender.
    • When the oxtail is almost done, add the precooked beans to the pot. Simmer until both ingredients are tender. Taste and adjust seasoning.
    • Add the moringa leaves. Turn off the heat.
  4. Dressing:

    • In a separate bowl, make the balsamic dressing. Whisking together the vinegar, seasoning, honey and drizzle in the olive oil.
    • Transfer the mung bean into a large soup plate. Arrange the oxtail in the centre of the mung beans. Drizzle the dish with balsamic dressing and sprinkle with fried shallots and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.