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Kuih Kasturi / Rengas (Fried Green Bean Balls)



Fried Mug Bean Balls made with Mug Beans (Green Beans), palm sugar, pandan leaves, coated with batter and fried till golden brown.

Image by Nasi Lema Lover

Ingredients for Kuih Kasturi:
Green Bean Mixture:
  • 90g. / 3 oz. / 3 tbsp green beans - soak for at least 4 hours
  • 420 ml / 3/4 pt water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves - knotted
Coating for Green Bean Mixture:
  • 2 tbsp dry rice flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4-6 tbsp water
  • 1/8 tsp slake lime (kapur)
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 large bowl oil for deep fat frying

Method:
To cook Green Beans:
  1. Strain beans.
  2. Boil beans till soft.
  3. Lower fire and simmer till almost dry.
  4. Stir to prevent beans from sticking to pan / wok.
  5. Add sugar, salt and pandan leaves. Stir until mixture is thick but not too dry.
  6. Remove pandan leaves and cool mixture.
To Make Green Bean Balls:
  1. Make dough into balls of about 4cm. / 1 1/2" in diameter.
  2. Flatten balls desired.
To prepare Coating Batter:
  1. Sift rice flour and salt.
  2. Add enough water and mix evenly to get a thick batter.
  3. Add slake lime. Mix well.
To Cook Green BeanBalls:
  1. Coat balls / rounds of green bean mixture with batter.
  2. Straight away deep fry balls in heated oil till golden brown.
  3. Use low fire to fry. Drain and serve.
Printable Version - Kuih Kasturi

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