Gujerati-Style Green Beans

Trim the green beans and cut them into 2.5cm (1in) lengths. To blanch the beans, put a large pan of salted water on a high heat and bring it to the boil, add the green beans and cook them for about 2 minutes or until they are just tender, then drain them and set them aside.

Put the sunflower oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the black and white mustard seeds. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop, add in the finely chopped garlic. Stir the garlic pieces around until they turn light brown, then add the crushed red chilli and stir for a few seconds. Add the blanched green beans, the salt and the sugar, and stir to mix. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then stir and cook the beans for 7-8 minutes, or until they have absorbed the flavour of the spices. Season with freshly ground black pepper, mix well and serve.


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