Black Bean String Beans

Serves 2-3

Preparation time 20 Minutes

Cooking time 10 Minutes


French beans - Handful

Butter - 1 tbsp

Garlic - 1 tsp

Ginger - 1 tsp

Dry red chilli - 1

Black bean sauce - 2 tbsp

Light soy sauce - 1 tbsp

Honey - 1 tbsp

Peanuts - 1 tbsp

Pepper - 1 tsp

Sesame oil - Few drops

Corn flour - 1 tbsp

A classic Chinese dish that is fully compatible with the Indian palate and the crunchy beans give this recipe a delectable texture.


1) Blanch the beans in salted water till they are just a little soft. They should be crunchy and not overcooked.

2) In a kadai, heat butter and add ginger and garlic to it.

3) Throw in the dry red chilli and fry it.

4) Add the black bean paste and the soy sauce and let it cook.

5) Add the honey and a few drops of water to make it a little saucy.

6) Chuck in the blanched beans and properly coat them with the sauce.

7) Add the sesame oil, peanuts at this point and toss.

8) Mix the cornflour in a few drops of cold water and add it to the beans.

9) Garnish with crushed peanuts and serve hot.

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