Green Beans Recipe


  • 1 Pound fresh green beans
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seed
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 hot red dried chilli, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Black pepper to taste

Preparation Method

Trim the beans and cut into 1″ lengths. Blanch by dropping them into a pot of boiling water and boiling rapidly for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain in a colander, rinse under cold running water and set aside. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to pop, add garlic and stir until lightly brown. Add crushed red chilli and stir for a few seconds. Add green beans, salt and sugar. Stir to mix. Turn heat to medium/low. Stir and cook the beans for 7 to 8 minutes until they have absorbed the spiced flavours. Add black pepper, mix and serve.