Mint-Cilantro Green Beans


Mint-Cilantro Green Beans

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Here’s a recipe to help you make delicious, Indian-influenced Thanksgiving sides at home!


2T oil1tsp cumin seed1tsp black or brown mustard seed1 lb. green and/or yellow beans, trimmedJulienned ginger (optional)1 serrano chili, sliced lengthwise4Tbsp chopped mint4Tbsp chopped cilantro2-3Tbsp lime juiceSalt


  1. Blanch beans in boiling water and shock in ice water. Set aside to drain
  2. In a medium saucepan heat oil till shimmering. Quickly add cumin and mustard seeds. Stir in chili and ginger (if using). Cook quickly over medium high heat.
  3. Stir in blanched beans and salt. Continue to cook over medium heat until heated through. Finish with mint, cilantro and lime juice.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature in bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cumin seed.
  5. Stir in drained rice and stir gently.

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