Stirfried green beans

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  • Serves 4 people

  • 500 gm green beans
  • ½ onion
  • 2 dried red chillies (see note)
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig of fresh curry leaves (see note)
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
01   String the beans and chop finely. Peel the onion and dice finely. Break the chillies in half.
02   Heat oil in a wok or a heavy-based pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dried chilli and turmeric. Add the beans and onion and season to taste with sea salt. Stirfry then cover for a few of minutes. Add the coconut and stirfry again until the beans are cooked.
Note The chillies and curry leaves are normally removed before serving.

Recipe:

ANIL ASHOKAN

Photography:

GREG ELMS

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