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Kerabu Kacang Botol

Kerabu Kacang Botol. Kerabu by the way is our Malaysian salad (Kerabu Mangga) and can be a raw salad as well and, kacang botol is actually winged beans or four angled beans (Angled Beans Tempe). Of course, without a doubt, rawness of kacang botol is forever a pleasure, eaten alongside Sambal Terasi, the other is making this kerabu. An authentic and put together by Nava K. Yes please. I actually coined Kerabu Kacang Botol and also the rest of the types (Shrimp Pad Thai Salad, Thai Mee Hoon KerabuChicken Feet Kerabu). In fact, there are also the variants to just vegetables, or fruits or both in one salads (Mango Cucumber Salad, Apple Cucumber Salad & Cucumber Yogurt Salad). So much for kerabu or salad, let's get to making Kerabu Kacang Botol. Tossing. Tossing of sliced winged beans, lemongrass, coriander leaves, shallots, chillies, and fresh grated coconut, and seasoned with lime juice and salt. Refreshing (Nasi Pudina), crunchy, fresh and our absolute Malaysian Kerabu Kacang Botol (Gado Gado & Kacang Buncis Tempeh).

10 winged beans -remove strings on both sides and thinly slice
1 lemongrass - thinly slice/shred
2-3 sprigs coriander leaves - thinly slice/shred
4 shallots - chop/slice thinly
2 red/birds eye chilies - chop/slice thinly
Lime juice - as needed
1 small piece (or as per taste) palm sugar - smoothly crushed
2 tbsp fresh grated coconut - dry fry till crispy and light brown in color
Salt to taste  

Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Toss and stir.
If possible, serve immediately for retaining freshness and crunchiness. 


  1. nicely taken photos! Like the clean colourful feel

  2. Lovely, healthy recipe.. Loved the clicks..

  3. lovely pics, havent heard of this bean before but looks yum

  4. Lovely and lively pics.........and an amazing salad recipe

  5. healthy vegetarian salad for us, thank you .

  6. wow...looks lovely...nice receipe...

    my recent one :

  7. OMG girl where do u get all these different and interesting recipes from.
    Which brings are these , never seen them around
    Keep in touch

  8. fresh healthy salad .coloful pics as usual

  9. Very colorful pics........ gr8 recipe for a healthy bean the way u presented :)

  10. That looks very fresh colorful & delicious.

  11. interesting recipe.We cook winged beans into a curry or stir fry.Now this salad recipe makes me wanted to try it....

  12. lovely beans nava with an asian touch.. wonderful clicks.. just perfect dear :)

  13. the salad looks so fresh and yummy.. happy weekend dear :)

  14. a very beautiful and refreshing green color of this dish tempts us enough to try this at home now...we have all ingredients at hand...sure it is going to taste amazing,thanks for sharing :-)

  15. I haven't had winged beans in a salad. Would love to try it...your salad looks wonderful! On the look out for winged beans now.:)

  16. wow love the colours...very inviting

  17. Salad is always good for health specially in summers its so light and cool. I would definitely try.

  18. nice pics n lovely green colour.salads r hubby fav n iam lazy to prp them...healthy one dear.

  19. I love the refreshing colour of this :D
    Delicious beans!

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. The first time I had these vegetables was during my food-tasting event in Malacca. Somehow, it's not commonly seen here in SG. I enjoy the texture & flavours tho.

  21. How gorgeous! I've never come across winged beans but they look and sound amazing. And of course, lemongrass...I think it makes everything nice. This is a lovely Asian salad with beautiful flavours. I love the way you've styled these pictures.

  22. HI Nava, I come to understand that this kacang botol is very good for diabetes. I love it stir fry with sambal udang kering. Would love to try it your salad version, with lemon grass. sound interesting. Warmest regards :)

  23. I had never heard of winged beans before - this dish with lemongrass sounds fantastic!

  24. Looks so colourful, and hence appetising :)


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