- 600 g green beans
- 1 tbsp light olive oil
- 1 tsp black mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
- 1/2 tsp asafoetida
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp Surya Prana Nutrition Organic Turmeric and Black Pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp sea salt/Himalayan pink salt
- 1 fresh chopped tomato
- 100 g frozen peas
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds (pre-toasted)
- 2 tbsp coriander
Sautéed Green Beans, the Gujarati Way
These delicately spiced green beans are a lovely way to incorporate Surya Prana Nutrition Organic Turmeric and Black Pepper Powder into your diet. Green beans are a great source of vitamin K, which helps to maintain bone strength, and they also contain heart protective nutrients like vitamin A and C. I like to serve this dish with fresh millet and fenugreek rotli and a seasonal kachumber. Serve with some fluffy basmati rice or freshly made roti and a delicious lassi made with homemade yogurt.
- Finely chop the green beans.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida.
- Once the mustard seeds start to pop, add the chopped green beans, spices, crushed garlic, chopped tomato and salt.
- Toss all the ingredients in the pan until the green beans are coated evenly with the spices. Place the lid on the saucepan and cook for 8-10 minutes on a medium heat, stirring frequently to ensure the beans don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Next, add the frozen peas and cook for a further 3 minutes. Then add the toasted sesame seeds.
- Serve garnished with freshly chopped coriander.
Note: Use a Tawa or a frying pan to toast the sesame seeds until golden in colour.