Vegan Ginataang String Beans and Lutya

Today, I was browsing through my old photos and decided to continue blogging. I have so many Vegan food recipes that I haven't shared with you guys yet. If you really know me, you would have known that I love everything with fresh coconut milk with my vegetables.  

For this dish, I wasn't really sure of the English term for the vegetable called Lutya. My friends said, it's Taro. But still, I'm not sure. 

Hope you enjoy this dish... 



Olive Oil
Red Bell Pepper
Spring Onions
Tanlad (Lemongrass) 
Lutya (I think it's called Taro in English)
String Beans
Fresh Coconut Milk

For the coconut milk, you need two extractions. 

For the first extraction, just add a little water then squeeze out its milk in a bowl. Strain the coconut milk then set aside. 

For the second extraction, add more water than the first one then squeeze out its milk in a bowl. Strain then set aside.


In a pot, heat olive oil. Sauté garlic, onions, ginger and lemongrass for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add lutya. Mix well for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add string beans and mix well again for a few minutes. Add second extraction of coconut milk.  Add red bell pepper. Season with salt. Cover for a few minutes. 

When lutya and string beans are cooked, add spring onions and malunggay. Do a taste test to know if you need to add more salt.

Then, add the first extraction of coconut milk. Mix well for 1 minute then turn the heat off. 

Serve hot with white rice.


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