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a white plate with lightly charred green beans

The BEST Green Beans Sabzi

Course side
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 2
Author Sarah Mir


  • 3-3.5 cups Green Beans cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Neutral Vegetable Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Nigella Seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder (Cayenne)
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2-3 Sliced Green Chilies


  • Heat the oils in a large pan/wok on medium high heat
  • Add the seeds and let them sizzle
  • Now add the crushed ginger, give it a quick stir and add the green beans
  • Add in about a teaspoon of salt, your ½ tsp of chili powder and the ¼ tsp of turmeric and stir to combine
  • Let cook uncovered without stirring for 4-5 minutes, the beans will start to char
  • Move them around cook for another 4-5 minutes and test for doneness and seasoning.
  • Add your sliced green chilies, mix, cook for a minute more and serve.