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Make this Beans into A Delicious Pastries or Sweet Snacks

February 11, 2022
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Photo by Chantique
  • Prep time 4 hours
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • makes 16 patties
Author Notes

Gandasturi is one of traditional kue in Indonesia (kue is term for Indonesian cakes or pastries or sweet snack). It’s a perfect pair with a cup of jasmine tea. Usually the main ingredients for this sweet snack is Mung Beans but in this recipe I use Green Lentils.

What You'll Need
  • Sweet Beans Mixture
  • 250 grams Green Lentils
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Flour
  • 100 grams Sugar
  • 70 milliliters Coconut Milk
  • 2 pieces Pandan (screwpine) leaves
  • a pinches Salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1200 milliliters Water
  • Breaded Mixture
  • 7 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons Rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 120-140 milliliters Cold water
  • a pinches Salt
  1. Soaked Green Lentils for 4 hours or over night. Wash and drain well.
  2. In a large pot, combine green lentils, water and pandan leaves (you can use vanilla powder as a substitute) bring to a boil until soften and the water has been absorbed and reduced.
  3. Add sugar, salt and coconut milk. Stir once a while. Cook until thicken and dry.
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside. Let the Sweet Beans mixture cool down at room temperature.
  5. Take 2 – 3 tablespoons of the mixture. Shape into small patties, about 1/2 centimeter thick. This mixture will make about 15-16 patties. Make sure you press the patties hard against your palm when shaping. The patties should not have any air gap otherwise they would fall apart when fried.
  6. Combine the breaded mixture ingredients. add water little by little and stir until the dough is smooth with medium thickness. You can strain the mixture to get rid of the lumps.
  7. Dip patties into breaded mixture, a couple at a time. Deep-fry in hot oil until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towel and serve warm with a cup of jasmine tea.

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