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Curried Green Beans and Peas

I’m a green bean monster. I love them. Roasted, steamed, boiled… in pasta, in a curry in a pie… I love to eat them. They’re easy to prepare, quick to cook and so versatile in their use.

This recipe gives green beans an Indian twist with the help of just a few herbs and spices, sweet petit pois and tomatoes. It makes a lovely side for an Indian themed meal or better yet, star it as one of your main dishes, simply served with fresh chapattis or rice!

Curried Green Beans and Peas
Serves 5
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
49 calories
7 g
0 g
2 g
2 g
0 g
289 g
1047 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
289g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1047mg
44%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
6%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 600g green beans chopped in to approx 1.5 cm pieces
  2. • 3 cups water
  3. • 1 cup frozen petit pois
  4. • ½ cup pureed fresh tomatoes
  5. • ¾ tbsp red chilli powder
  6. • ½ tbsp mustard and coriander seeds
  7. • ½ tbsp ground cumin and coriander powder
  8. • 1 ½ tsp salt
  9. • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  10. • 1 tsp vegetable or sunflower oil
Instructions
  1. Heat oil on medium heat. I prefer to cook my beans in a pressure cooker as it speeds up the cooking process. However a regular pot with a lid will work just fine too.
  2. Add the mustard and coriander seeds and wait for the mustard seeds to start popping.
  3. Next go in with the chilli powder, ground cumin and coriander and turmeric. Keep stirring for a good 30 seconds to stop the spices from burning, what we are trying to do here is to toast the spices to help cook away their raw flavour.
  4. Next go in with the green beans, petit pois and salt. Stir and let this sit for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Now add the tomatoes and stir. Again let this sit for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Finally go in with the water and stir. If you’re using a pressure cooker, attach the cooker lid and let the beans cook for approx 20mins, just enough time for them tenderise, without losing all their bite. If you’re using a regular pot and lid, you may need to allow a further 5mins.
  7. Taste, adjust salt and spice as necessary and there you go!
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calories
49
fat
2g
protein
2g
carbs
7g
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