Deep-Fried Yellow Bean Paste (Baa Yir)

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Title: Deep-Fried Yellow Bean Paste (Baa Yir)
Yield: 3 Servings
Categories: Appetizers, Thai, Vegetarian

Ingredients:

4 oz Dried moong beans
-- soaked in water for 30
-- minutes, and drained
1 tb Plain flour
2 ts Red curry paste
1 tb Light soy sauce
1 ts Sugar
2 Kaffir lime leaves
- rolled into a cigarette &
- finely sliced into slivers
Oil; for deep-frying


---------------------------------THE SAUCE---------------------------------
4 tb Sugar
6 tb Rice vinegar
1/2 ts Salt

In a mortar pound the drained moong beans to form a paste. Add the other
ingredients in turn, stirring well. Pluck a small piece of the paste and
form into a ball the size of a walnut. Do not mould too tightly. Deep-fry
the balls until golden brown, drain and serve with the thick sweet sauce
below.

THE SAUCE: Gently heat the three ingredients until the sugar dissolves.
Allow to cool before serving.

Source: Thai Vegetarian Cooking by Vatcharin Bhumichitr Typed for you by
Karen Mintzias

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini