This spicy anchovies with stink beans is a very popular and delicious dish. Sataw Bean or stink bean or petai in Malay,are an acquired taste, but are popular in Laos, southern Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and northeastern India. They are best when combined with other strongly flavoured foods such as garlic, chili peppers, and dried shrimp.
1 cup stink beans,peeled
1 cup dried anchovies
Salt & sugar to taste
1/2 cup tamarind juice
20 dried chillies
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp shrimp paste granules
Fried anchovies till crispy and golden brown. Dish up and set aside.
Then add in the grounded ingredients until fragrant and oil rises.
Put in stink beans and sliced onion and stir-fry briskly. Add in tamarind juice and seasoning. Simmer till gravy becomes thick.
Add in the fried anchovies and stir till well mixed. Dish up and serve hot with rice.