This is savoury sweet split green beans paste quite similar to the fillings for steamed glutinous kuih [angku] especially the black steamed glutinous kuih [Or Cho Ku]. Very nice paste that is not too sweet with a savoury taste.
Anyway, I this paste is for baking my purple sweet potato buns [recipe from Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover] but ended up being used for my Twisted Purple Sweet Potato Buns - GDM [recipe here].
Here are the ingredients and preparation for this paste.
180 gm split green beans - washed and soaked for at least 4 hours [I soaked overnight]
3 screwpine leaves [pandan] - washed and knotted
125 gm sugar
1 tsp salt
130 ml oil
- Drain soaked split beans and place in a steaming tray with the pandan leaves. Steamed for 45 minutes until cooked and softened.
- Blend the steamed split green beans with the other ingredients into a smooth paste in a processor.
- Place the paste back into the steaming tray and steam for another 20 minutes.
- Cool before using as filling for any steamed kuihs, fried jing dui [glutinous rice balls], paus or baked buns.