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.