Sajoer Beans


Easy to make Indonesian sajoer beans without using store-bought boemboe. Recipe for 4 people, ready in just 20 minutes.

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Sajoer beans
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-04-21, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

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Updated at: 12-06-2023

20 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Sajoer beans


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  • 500 gram green beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • about 4cm fresh ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons brown caster sugar
  • Very small amount of trassie
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek
  • Sunflower oil or any other neutral oil
  • Salt to liking
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  • Medium-sized pan
  • Small knife
  • Grater
  • Large skillet or wok

Sajoer Beans

20 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Fill a medium-sized pan with water and bring to a boil. Trim the ends off the green beans and cook them for a few minutes, or until al denté.

Peel the onion and cloves of garlic, then chop into small chunks. Peel the fresh ginger root and then finely grate it.  

Sajoer beans
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Finishing up the sajoer beans -- 10 minutes

Heat up sunflower oil (or any other neutral oil) in a large skillet or wok. SautÉ the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add in brown caster sugar, grated ginger, trassie and sambal oelek and stir well.

ADD in coconut milk along with the al denté green beans, cook for a few minutes or until the sauce has become the desired thickness. SEASON with pepper and salt, serve with ajam paniki or rendang. Enjoy your meal!

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