Sambal Petai

Sambal Petai

Petai, also known as stink beans or bitter beans, are tropical legumes known for their pungent aroma that is often compared to shitake mushrooms. They are commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine. The beans are bright green and have a slightly bitter flavor, which mellows when cooked. They are rich in nutrients, including proteins, vitamins, and minerals, making them a healthy addition to various dishes.

When petai beans are stir-fried with Nyonyalite Sambal Ayam Penyet, the result is a dish that is both spicy and savory, with a delightful contrast between the tender beans and the rich, spicy sauce. The complex flavors and textures make sambal petai a beloved dish among those who enjoy bold and spicy foods.

Serving size: 4 people


  1. Begin by heating a wok and add 5 teaspoons of Nyonyalite Sambal Ayam Penyet.

  2. Add the chopped garlics followed by onions to the hot oil and stir-fry until it becomes fragrant.

  3. Add petai and fry until the beans soften.

  4. Finally, add the prawns and continue to stir-fry until the prawns turned red.