Sunday, November 02, 2008

Black Beans in Sweet Coconut Sauce (Tua Dam)

This is a simple, yet delicious dessert, the combination of black beans with coconut is quite good (I'd have thought of black beans as a savoury dish ingredient, and mostly in Western food, though it works well as a dessert).

Black Beans in Sweet Coconut Sauce
1 cup dry black beans
3/4 cup coconut milk
salt to taste
1/3 cup palm sugar
2 Tbsp cane sugar
1/2 cup sliced young coconut meat
2 cups water

Soak the black beans in water overnight. They will swell to approximately double their size.

Place the beans in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes, until they are slightly tender.

Put the sugars, coconut milk, water, salt and young coconut meat together in a pan and boil on a medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the beans are tender.

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