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Baa Yir (Fried Yellow Bean Croquettes)
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These deep-fried vegetarian croquettes are made from a flavored paste made of moong beans (mung beans).

Serves: 3-4

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East Indian/Chinese Vegetarian Appetizer

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4 oz dried moong beans (mung beans)
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. red curry paste
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar
2 kaffir lime leaves (the leaves of a fruit that resembles a wrinkled lime)
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

For the dressing:

4 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Soak the moong beans in water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Roll the leaves lengthwise tightly. Slice thinly.
  3. Using a mortar, work the moong beans into a paste (or use a grinder).
  4. Add the flour, curry paste, soy sauce, sugar and sliced leaves, mixing each ingredient in one at a time.
  5. With wet hands take a walnut sized portion of the mixture and roll into a ball.
  6. Fry in heated vegetable oil until golden brown.
  7. Prepare the dressing: Heat the sugar, vinegar and salt over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
  8. Serve the fried moong bean balls with the dressing.

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Kuzaifee says...
Rating is 1

Good then, will make it tonight iseltf. Thank you for your post..was missing my mum and her food so much today. This dish reminds me of her preparations.
Apr 20, 2014 (report abuse)



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