Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Here's a easy homemade red bean paste recipe for Green Tea Buns or Tau Sar Pau. I used very minimal sugar and you may add more if you like sweet.


250g red beans
4 to 5 tbsp brown sugar
1 pinch Salt
2 tbsp cooking oil or butter (add more if you like more smoothy paste)


1.  Wash the red beans and soak the dried red beans at least 8 hours or overnight. The longer you soak will reduce the cooking time.

2.  Put the soak red beans in a pot with 1 litter of water, and bring to a boil over high heat.

3.  When the beans start to split open, turn the heat down to low and simmer for around 30 to 40 minutes till the red beans becomes soft. During cooking, if the water level drops, add boiling water so that the beans are not dried.

4.  Remove pot from heat and let it cool down.

5.  Once cool down, transfer the red beans to the food processor. Blend until smooth and the consistency you like.

6.  Transfer the red beans paste to a pan. Then add sugar, salt and butter in. Simmer over low heat to melt the sugar and remove exceeded water out. During the process, keep stirring the paste.

7.  Turn the heat off when it reaches your desired consistency.

8.  When the pastes cool down, store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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