Red bean paste is a very common filling, especially in Chinese, Japanese and Korean desserts. It is not difficult to make smooth red bean paste at home, you can adjust the sweetness and it is much healthier than store-bought.

Red bean paste can be made in advance and kept refrigerated or frozen.

Here are some recipes that you can incorporate our homemade paste into:

In Chinese: 自制红豆沙内馅-细腻柔滑

Smooth Red Bean Paste

Homemade Smooth Red Bean Paste Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 490 g paste

Ingredients:

  • 150 g red bean
  • 600ml water
  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 30 g cooking oil (about 2 ¼ Tbsp)
  • 10 g glutinous rice flour + 2 Tbsp of water
  • Pinch of salt (about ¼ tsp)
 

Instructions:

1 Wash and rinse red bean, soak overnight in the refrigerator. Soaking dry bean overnight will shorten the cooking time.

Smooth Red Bean Paste

2 Drain and add in 600ml water, bring to the boil, reduce to low heat and cook for 2 hours.

Smooth Red Bean Paste

3 Puree the cooked red bean until smooth using a blender.

Smooth Red Bean Paste
 

4 Sieve the red bean for smoother paste texture.

Smooth Red Bean Paste

5 Add sugar(200g), salt(¼ tsp), cooking oil(30g) and slaked glutinous rice flour to pureed red bean, mix until blended.

Smooth Red Bean Paste

6 Cook over medium heat until smooth and shiny paste formed, stirring constantly (about 35 minutes).

Smooth Red Bean Paste

7 Red bean paste can be prepared in advance, put in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using.

Smooth Red Bean Paste

Smooth Red Bean Paste

Homemade Smooth Red Bean Paste Recipe

Red bean paste is a very common filling, especially in Chinese, Japanese and Korean desserts. It is not difficult to make smooth red bean paste at home.
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Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert, Ingredient
Cuisine Asian
Servings 10 servings
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 150 g red bean
  • 600 ml water
  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 30 g cooking oil about 2¼ tbsps
  • 10 g glutinous rice flour + 2 tbsps water
  • ¼ tsp of salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash and rinse red bean, soak overnight in the refrigerator. Soaking dry bean overnight will shorten the cooking time.
    Smooth Red Bean Paste
  • Drain and add in 600ml water, bring to the boil, reduce to low heat and cook for 2 hours.
    Smooth Red Bean Paste
  • Puree the cooked red bean until smooth using a blender.
    Smooth Red Bean Paste
  • Sieve the red bean for smoother paste texture.
    Smooth Red Bean Paste
  • Add sugar(200g), salt(¼ tsp), cooking oil(30g) and slaked glutinous rice flour to pureed red bean, mix until blended.
    Smooth Red Bean Paste
  • Cook over medium heat until smooth and shiny paste formed, stirring constantly (about 35 minutes).
    Smooth Red Bean Paste
  • Red bean paste can be prepared in advance, put in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using.
    Smooth Red Bean Paste

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Notes

This recipe yields 490 g of paste divided into 10 servings.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving (49 g) of paste. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 63mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.5mg
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