gujerati green beansrating:
450g fresh green beans
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp black mustard seeds
4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 dried red chilli, coarsely crushed (in a mortar is best)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Trim the beans and slice them in to 2.5cm chunks, then blanch them for 3-4 minutes. Drain under cold running water and set aside.
Heat the oil in a large shallow pan, and add the mustard seeds. When the start to pop, add the garlic and stir it around until it's browning. Add the chili, and stir for a few seconds.
Add the beans, salt and sugar, stir, then turn the heat down and cook for 7-8 minutes. Add black pepper to season, and serve,
This is a lovely dish - we eat it as a main course with basmati, but it's lovely as a side dish too.