How to Cook Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Munggo

Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Munggo

Here’s one local Ilonggo dish that you might want to learn how to cook at home. This Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Munggo that I’d be sharing with you is my mother’s recipe. It’s quite simple, less expensive but definitely healthy.

Here’s how to cook Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Munggo:


1 Puso ng Saging
1 cup Munggo
1 small Unripe Papaya
50g Saluyot
150g Shrimps
1.5 cup Coconut Milk
1 medium-sized Onion
3 cloves Garlic


  1. Cook the munggo beans first. Boil some water in a casserole, cook the munggo for about 20 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, let’s prepare the puso. Peel off the outer hard part of the puso, leaving the young pale yellow soft core.
  3. Cut into 4 parts. Remove the core and cut it into strips. (see video for details). Put the chopped puso in a bowl, pour in about 1/2 cup of salt. Squeeze until it releases its liquid sap. Rinse thoroughly with water and set aside.
  4. In a pan, saute onion and garlic, then the shrimps.
  5. Pour them into the cooked munggo in casserole. Add about 2 cups of water. Cover and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add in the puso, then the unripe papaya. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Pour in the coconut milk. Cover for 3 minutes or until it simmers.
  8. Add in the saluyot leaves. Cover for about 5 minutes and do the final stirring.
Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Munggo


Note from Ren:

This is one of our favorite puso recipes at home. Not because it’s very easy to make, it would even take you just about 30 minutes to get it done. It’s also a fibrous healthy dish. Pair it with some fried fish, and it’s done!

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