Petai has a very strong smell. It is bright green in colour with flat edible beans. It can be eaten raw, fried or pickled. Some people nick name it as 'stink bean' because of its strong smell. It lingers in the mouth and gives a strong smell when one's urinate.

10 fresh red chillies
5 dried chillies
5 small onions
1 small piece shrimp paste (belacan)
1 small bowl small prawns
10 pieces petai
1 tomato
1 tsp tamarind paste+ 1 cup water (tamarind juice)
2 tbsp oil

1. Shell the prawns and devein them. To do this, cut the back of the prawns and slowly pull out the veins.

2. Pound the chillies, onions and shrimp paste together.

3. Wash and cut the tomatoes and petai.

4. Heat up two tablespoons of oil and fry the pounded ingredients until fragrant.

5. Add in prawns, tomatoes, petai and fry for a few minutes.

6. Add in tamarind juice and let it simmer for a few minutes. Dish out and serve in a bowl.

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