Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Green Beans With Barley Sweet Soup

Green Beans with Barley Sweet Soup

The weather in Penang is rather humid these days and I remembered my neighbour used to cook this sweet soup for her family and gave her neighbours a bowl each.  Simple yet tasty.  I met up with her last week and she taught me how to prepare it.

This is a soup suitable for hot weather season because these beans are known for its 'cooling' effect.

Green beans, screwpine leaves and barley

300 gm green beans - wash and drain
100 gm barley - wash and drain
3-4 screwpine [pandan] leaves - wash and knotted
3 litres water [water will be reduced, add more if necessary]
200 gm sugar [adjust according to preference]
  1. Prepare the above ingredients.  Put water in a big sauce pot, bring it to a boil then add in barley and pandan leaves.  Continue boiling barley on medium heat till almost soft [barley breaks].
  2. Add in green beans to cook until soft.  Add more water if needed.  When barley and green beans are soft, add in sugar to taste.  Off fire.
  3. Serve sweet soup hot or warm.
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Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Thanks for submitting to The Soup Kitchen event.

This sounds super delicious.

kimmy said...

Hi Debs, it's easy to prepare and a healthy dessert soup, too.