Thursday, October 25, 2012

Green Bean Sabzi, or Indian style

Green beans are a quintessential summer vegetable. As much as I love green beans almondine and other simple preparations of green beans, this Indian green bean sabzi is my absolutely favorite. This is a wonderful, wonderful way to prepare green beans. It is delicately spiced with ground cumin and coriander and topped with ground roasted peanuts and shredded coconut.  The roasted peanuts add a wonderful nuttiness to the dish and the shredded coconut adds a lovely textural contrast.

Other green bean or yellow wax bean dishes you might enjoy include:

Indian Green Bean Sabzi
1 lb green beans, ends trimmed and sliced into 1/2" pieces
1 tbsp jalapeno, finely diced
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of asofetida
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 to 1/2 tsp red cayenne pepper
4 tbsp ground roasted peanuts
3 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened
sea salt

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until shimmery. Add mustard seeds, and once they start to pop, add pinch of asofeta, ground cumin, ground coriander, and red cayenne pepper, cook until fragrant about 30 seconds. Add jalapeno, cook for another 30 seconds. Add green beans, stir to coat well, cook for 2 minutes. Cover and continue cooking for 7-8 minutes until just tender. Add ground roasted peanuts and coconut, stir to coat well. Season with sea salt to taste.

1 comment:

  1. First, that picture is amazing! Second, those green beans are delicious:)


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