A popular Indonesian side dish. Try this recipe with yard-long beans.
- Blend to a paste onion, garlic, chili and tamarind paste. Heat oil in a pan over a medium heat and stir fry this paste for about 4-5 minutes.
- Add green beans and stir to coat in the paste. Add now sugar, bay leaf, and lime leaf; stir and season with salt to taste.
- Add coconut milk, a little at a time. Simmer on a low heat, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes, or until green beans are done.
- Transfer to a plate and serve warm.
If you don't have them, substitute kefir lime leaf with 2 teaspoons grated lime or lemon zest, and 1 tablesoon tamarind paste with 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice.
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