Spiced green beans

Spiced green beans. Photograph: Emma Jervis Spiced green beans. Photograph: Emma Jervis

Spiced green beans. Photograph: Emma Jervis Spiced green beans. Photograph: Emma Jervis

Mon, Sep 17, 2018, 12:56

   
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine:

Ingredients

  • 700g green or fine beans, topped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • Small handful of curry leaves
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp dill/fennel seed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds

Method

1. Mix together the beans, garlic, curry leaves and onion; then, in a separate bowl, mix all the spices – except the black mustard seed – with the salt.

2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and add the black mustard seed and cook until you hear it “pop”.

3. Add the bean mixture and then the spice mixture, then stir-fry briefly.

4. Add just enough water to nearly cover the contents of the pan, bring to the boil and cook for 12-15 minutes until the water has evaporated.

5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.