Spicy Green Beans

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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These green beans may, of course, be served with an Indian dinner. But they could perk up a simple meal of roast chicken, pork chops or meatloaf as well. They are tart and hot and complement the plainest of everyday foods with their zesty blend of flavours. Another good thing about them: they may be made ahead of time and reheated.


  • 700 g/1 lb 9 oz green beans
  • piece


  1. Trim the green beans and cut them across at 5mm/¼ inch intervals. Put the ginger and garlic into a blender or food processor. Add 125ml/4fl oz of the measured water and blend until fairly smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a wide, heavy saucepan over a medium flame. When hot, put in the cumin seeds. Five seconds later, put in the crushed chilli. As soon as it darkens, pou