Spiced Indian Green Beans

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on December 12, 2018.

spiced indian green beans


Spiced Indian Green Beans

  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3 dried whole red chilies
  • 5-7 fresh curry leaves (available at specialty stores)
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a medium pot on medium-high heat, cook beans in salted boiling water for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain and shock in chilled water.
  3. In a frying pan on medium heat, heat oil.
  4. Add mustard seeds, dry red chilies, curry leaves and sauté until the mustard seeds start to crackle.
  5. Add beans and salt; stir fry until beans are warm.
  6. Serve with rice and lentils.

Serves 4.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including rice, lentils or salt to taste):
100 calories, 7 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 2 g protein


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