Wednesday, February 16, 2011

French Beans (Kacang Buncis) & Tempe Stir-Fried

Just like the Curried Tamarind Ladies Fingers, this dish is for rice. Unless of course, you want to eat with something else. Its made with tempeh/fermented soybeans, French beans, salted fish and chillies. Tempeh as you know is healthy. More to that, I love the taste especially when deep fried with a little salt. Plain as that yet good taste. Traditionally tempeh was or perhaps is still sold wrapped in banana leaves. Now commonly in plastic packets. I still buy no matter what since its a nice addition when stir fried with veggies. You can also make different combinations but when cooked with chillies, the dish is sort of complete. As said, so good with rice alone.

140g  french beans - remove strings on both sides and slice into 1 inch length
1 packet (120g) tempe - cut into squares
30g threadfin (kurau) salted fish - soak for 20 min and slice
1 (100g) onion - sliced thinly
1 tbsp dried chilli paste
3 tbsp oil
A little lime juice
Salt to taste
(Note; for vegetarian version, omit salted fish)

When oil is heated, fry the tempeh till golden brown.
Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, fry salted fish until crunchy.
Remove and keep aside.
Now add chilli paste and onions (yes, in the same oil too) .
Fry till oil splits.
Add French beans and stir all together.
Pour water (about 3 tbsp) to cook and soften beans.
Add tempeh, Season with lime juice and salt.
Stir to mix all together and remove.
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  1. Hi TQ for dropping by my blog. I came over and TQ, I found out what tempe is. Will try your recipe. All the best.

  2. sedapnya tempe.. dah lama x makan lah


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