Sajoer beans


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

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
Sajoer beans ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Medium-sized pan
  • Small knife
  • Grater
  • Large skillet or wok


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
Sajoer beans

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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