How to make Black Bean Sauce -

Black beans ground with spices in vinegar and cooked with cornflour till thick.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Black Bean, Vegetable Stock (वेजिटेबल स्टॉक)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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Black Bean Sauce

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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Black Bean Sauce Recipe

  • Black Bean 3 tablespoons

  • Vegetable Stock 2 teaspoons

  • Vegetable stock 3/4 cup

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Garlic roughly chopped 1 clove

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Mix cornflour in a little vegetable stock and set aside. Mix black beans, ginger, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, salt, pepper powder, sugar and remaining stock and blend in a mixer.

Step 2

Transfer into a pan, add the cornflour mixture and mix well. Simmer until thick.

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