This spicy side dish is a great way to serve fresh green beans.

fresh green beans

Serving Size: 2


  • 20 green beans, such as runner beans or other, sliced in 1 inch lengths
  • 5 green chillies (jalepeno), chopped finely
  • 1 onion, finely minced
  • 2 inches grated root ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • olive oil

Green bean Bhajii


  1. Saute the onion in the oil until translucent.
  2. Add the garam masala and cumin powder and sliced garlic ,grated ginger and chillies.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beans and saute on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and leave to simmer for 2 more minutes then serve with a little pepper sprinkled over.


Be careful to only saute the beens until al ente so they keep their fresh green color and crunchiness.

adapted from curry frenzy