Green Beans

Green beans can be served with chappati, rice, and dal for a full traditional North Indian meal

(2-4 servings)


  • 2 cups of Green beans
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil (preferably mustard oil)
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera (cumin seed)
  • 1/8 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
  • 1/8 mirchi (red chili) powder (optional and to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp namak (salt) (add to taste)
green beans shown cut to size(half-centimeter or smaller) before cooking


  1. Cut green beans into small half-centimeter sized pieces
  2.  Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and wait a couple minutes until jeera starts to brown
  3. Add green beans, mix, then add haldi, mirchi (optional and to taste), and namak (to taste).  Mix well
  4. Cook until beans have softened (20-30 minutes)

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