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East Timor Batar Da'an (Pumpkin and Corn Dish)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine East Timor
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 lb fresh or frozen corn
  • ½ lb dried mung beans
  • 2 lb squash pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 onions diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • The night before, soak the mung beans in water for at least 10 hours.
  • Drain the mung beans.
  • Boil them for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes.
  • Add water, squash, beans and corn.
  • Increase heat to high. When water is boiling, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender, about 15-20 minutes until the liquid is reduced to a minimum.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with rice.