Stir Fried Spicy Winged Bean N Brinjal With Bean curd

When I was a teenager I don't even like to touch this kind of vegetables especially sting beans, eggplants, winged beans, bitter gourd and long beans. But now, I love them all! Sometimes, I was wondering WHY? Is it that our brain has scented that our body need to intake the minerals and vitamins from these kind of plants. Have no idea!!! However, I always try to make all these veggies in one shot. So that I can have them all at a time...he he ! In making this kind of dishes, I prefer it dry and really spicy! Not too much flavour but juz nice and spicy.

Ingredients :

300gm winged beans, cut small
1 whole brinjal, cut small
some bean curd, cut small and slightly fried
a handful of dried anchovies
a few chili padi
1 tbsp chopped garlic
2 shallots, sliced
a few slices ginger

Seasoning :

2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

This is winged beans and in Malay, they called it 'kacang botol'! The Muslims usually eat them raw after or before meal as an 'Ulam'. 'Ulam' means vegetables which eaten raw.

Method :
- preheat pan or wok with 1/4 cup cooking oil.
- stir in ginger, shallot and garlic and fry untill fragrant.
- add in chillies, brinjal and winged bean, stir fry under high heat for one minute.
- then cook under medium heat untill soft.
- stir in bean curd and cook for a while, then off the heat.
- add in seasoning and stir to mix.
- finally, sprinkle fried anchovies over the top and serve.

It is such a wonderful and healthy dish to go with some brown rice. Probably, with some black pepper omelette...Ooo...yum..!

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