Saturday, July 5, 2008

Stir Fry Winged Beans With Sambal



Winged bean is also known as goa bean or "kacang botol". It provides a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A and other vitamins.

According to Answers.com, almost all parts of this plant are edible. The green pods, tubers, and young leaves can be used as vegetables, and the flowers can be added to salads. The dry seeds are similar to soybeans and can be used for extracting edible oil, feeding animals, and making milk and traditional Southeast Asian foods such as tempeh, tofu, and miso. Flour from the winged bean can also be used as a protein supplement in bread making.

At home, normally my mama will boil it in water. Don't forget to add a pinch of salt, cuz this keeps the beans green and freshly looks. It's serve with home made sambal belacan. This is so called ulam. Besides, it is perfect for stir fry. It tastes good when it's fried with pounded chilies, shallots, garlics, dried shrimps and belacan. Try not to over-cook, otherwise it will lose its crunchy texture.

8 comments:

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

i love this vege. It's called "4 sided beans". :) I love it stir fried wt sambal and belacan. Yummy~licious!! :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

my mom will normally cooked with sambal chili too.... it taste better like that. :)

CK Lam said...

I love to have it eaten raw with sambal when I am having Malay food.

Little Inbox said...

Jean, thanks for dropping by. Some people call it 4 angled beans also.

New kid, do you realise that with a lil' bit of sugar added, it will enhance the taste?

ck, I seldom eat raw vegie, so will just boil it first before eating with sambal belacan.

New Kid on the Blog said...

huh?? really?? I didnt' really realize that wor.

btw, i've checked with my mom, she never added sambal belachan in such dish. she will use her way of cooking and her type of chili paste. :)

Little Inbox said...

Hi new kid, oic, your mom got her secret recipe ya...

Criz Lai said...

If you like goa beans, lady's fingers and stinky beans, I would recommend that you try out the one in Claypot Restaurant up in Hillside, Tg Bungah. The dish is called "3 Big Beautiful Ladies" :)

Little Inbox said...

Criz Lai, oh izzit? It's new to me, will have to figure out.

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