My love for indian food is strong. My love for how indian food sometimes makes me feel after I eat it? Often…not so strong.
Your typical indian dish from that spot down the street is delicious, but you also know that when you’re tucking into a good Indian meal, there’s a chance you could also be tucking yourself into bed shortly after.
Enter this recipe for green beans. Not only is it the easiest thing you’ll do all day, but it’s also something you don’t commonly find in Indian restaurants when all the chana masalas and paneer saags are said and done.
I absolutely love indian food, and this is a recipe that my mom made for me growing up, and still does when I get the chance to eat her amazing cooking. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! It makes it so easy to get your greens. And those delicious caramelized onions don’t hurt either.
Masala-Spiced Green Beans (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
- 1 white onion, sliced
- 1 16 oz package of frozen french cut green beans (or fresh)! I use frozen if I'm short on time, but use fresh if available!
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 whole dried red chilis you can omit this if you don't like it too spicy! Can be found at a supermarket or spice market
- 1/2 tsp cayenne powder add more if you like it spicy!
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil or grapeseed oil
Heat skillet with 1 TBSP olive oil. When oil is hot, add whole dried red chilis and 4 cloves of garlic.
When garlic has slightly browned, add sliced onions to the pan. Sauté until onions are translucent.
Now add all of the spices - cayenne, turmeric, cumin, and salt. Sauté spices together with the onions for a couple of minutes until spices are infused.
Add one whole bag of frozen green beans (I use a 16 oz bag), or fresh green beans. Cover and cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring throughout. Dish will be done when green beans are tender.
Biplab Poddar says
Thanks for sharing this. I have tried your recipe its awesome. I am a not at all a vegan person. but recently i have tried sone vegan food its awesome and i am in love with it. .At the moment in strawberries are everywhere. They are cheap and plentiful and perfect for treats and desserts. Making these Easy Gluten Free Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars was a no-brainer! At the moment strawberries are so sweet and juicy they make perfect dessert bars.
Easy Gluten Free Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars
An easy gluten free treat that has no refined sugars & comes together in less than 45 minutes. Utilising the seasons best fresh strawberries for a fresh summary treat.
Base & Topping
90 grams gluten free old fashioned oats (1 cup)
25 grams coconut flour (1/4 cup)
50 grams almond flour (1/2 cup)
70 grams mixed chopped nuts (1/2 cup)
80 grams liquid honey (1/4 cup)
400 grams strawberries (2 cups – chopped)
40 grams liquid honey (1/8 cup)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons cornflour & 2 tablespoons water combined
Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 and line an 8 inch square tin with baking parchment.
In a medium sized mixing bowl add in the oats, coconut flour, almond flour and the mixed chopped nuts and mix them until they are well combined.
Pour in the honey and stir until everything is coated with the honey.
Take 85 grams (1/2 cup) of the mixture and place to one side.
With the remaining mixture pour it into your lined pan and flatten it down until it fully covers the base of your pan. Press it down with the back of a spoon so it is nice and compacted.
Pop it in your hot oven for 15 minutes.
While the base is in the oven, chop up the strawberries and place them in a medium sized pan along with the honey, vanilla extract and water.
Gently warm on a medium heat until the strawberries start to break down. This will take about 8-10 minutes.
Don’t forget to take your base out of the oven at the 15 minute mark, place it to one side if your strawberry mixture is not ready yet and leave the oven on.
Mix the 2 tablespoons of cornflour (corn starch) with another 2 tablespoons of water and pour this into the pan with the strawberries.
Within a minute or two the mixture should start to thicken. Take it off the heat and pour it over the base that you have placed to one side.
Take the mixture you have placed to one side and crumble it all over the top of your strawberry mix and place it back in the oven for a further 15 minutes.
You are wanting the crumble topping to be starting to turn a lovely golden colour.
Once baked, take it out of the oven and allow it to fully cool down to room temperature before you cut this traybake up.
I recommend placing it in the fridge for a few hours before cutting if you can.
Keep this traybake covered in the fridge and it will last for 5 days.
Samah Dada says
thanks so much!! enjoy!