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Gujarat Green Bean Salad

  • 10 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 4-6
Gujarat Green Bean Salad

Serve these beans with grilled meats or as an accompaniement to an Indian meal.


  • 500 grams fresh green beans
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 1 tblsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed, peeled and sliced
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp each coriander and cumin seeds
  • 2-4 tablespoons vinaigrette


  1. Trim and blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Refresh under cold water, drain well and pat dry on absorbent paper. Toss with the sliced red onions and arrange on a serving platter.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and quickly cook the mustard seeds, garlic, chilli, coriander and cumin seeds until very fragrant. Add pepper and salt to season.
  3. Toss the spice mixture through the green beans with the vinaigrette - or for a sharper-tasting salad, use only lemon juice.
  4. Serve at room temperature. Garnish with herbs such as coriander or parsley if wished.

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