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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Red Beans Soup

I normally prefer to cook brown beans [see post] instead of these red beans which I was told are known as Tien Chin Red Beans. 
Verdict - This dessert is tasty and the tangerine peel has a pungent smell but not bitter at all.
According to Boon red beans
 have significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber, with one cup of cooked beans providing between 9 to13 grams of fiber.  Beans are also high in protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.
Red Beans
Brown Beans
Recipe SourceBoon's Little Kitchen
300 gm red beans [see picture]
6 pieces screwpine leaves [pandan leaves]
1 piece dried tangerine peel
2.5 litres water
200 gm rock sugar to taste
  1. Pick the rotten beans and discard them. Wash the beans under running water several times and drain.
  2. Soak beans in water for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Drain the beans and bring water to boil.  Add in the beans, pandan leaves and tangerine peel.  Bring to boil than simmer with the lowest heat for 1-1 1/2 hours or until beans are soft.
  4. Add in rock sugar to taste.  Discard the pandan leaves and tangerine peel.  Serve hot or warm.


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, are these red beans same as "ang tau"? My grandma also likes to put orange peel but I don't like the orange smell in ang tau thng.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, this is 'ang tau'. I normally don't add the orange peel. But it's no too bad, very refreshing smell.

Jeannie Tay said...

Hi Kimmy, I usually add coconut milk into my ang tau thng also...very yummy:)

Kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, never tried it but will keep in mind next time to add it.

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