Spicy Indian (Gujarati) Green Beans

Spicy Indian (Gujarati) Green Beans


"Indian green bean side dish."


30 m servings 171 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 589 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the green beans in the pot, and cook briefly, removing after 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the mustard seed and garlic, and cook until golden brown. Mix in the chile pepper. Place the green beans in the skillet, and season with salt and sugar. Cook and stir 8 minutes, or until tender. Season with pepper to serve.
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  1. 64 Ratings


I cut the recipe in half & subbed about a tsp of horseradish for the mustard seeds. (it was the recommended sub for black mustard seeds by foodsubs.com). I used a dried chipotle chile pepper. Ne...

This recipe is phenomenal. I've made it many times, varying the recipe each time (adding a bit of fresh ginger, removing the chile peppers, adding additional veggies, reducing oil, etc.) and it...

My new favorite green bean recipe! I cut way back on the oil (2 or 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil) and cooked this in a non-stick skillet. Everyone loved it. Next time I will have to ...

These were really good. I had a hard time finding black mustard seeds, but finally found them in an Indian market. I used crushed red pepper instead of the dried chilie pepper and it was plent...

I used 1 tsp mustard powder rather than the black mustard seed as I didn't have any on hand but this was FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing!

A really good green bean recipe. And, I'm not a huge green bean fan. I did not have black mustard seed (nor have I ever heard of it) but the internet told me to sub horseradish for it. That w...

I didn't have whole dried chilies, so I used some chili flakes - probably too many, it was too spicy to eat all of it. But the flavor was very good! I used 3/4 green beans and 1/4 corn, to balan...

Very good with beans fresh from the garden.

The browned mustard seeds and garlic gave this dish a wonderful flavor--salty and smoky, but surprisingly not too garlicky. I used olive oil and omitted the sugar, and it was great without it. T...