Monsoon Coast

Green Bean Bhaji

Bhajis are quick and simple vegetable dishes which provide a mildly spiced foray into Indian cuisine.


2 TBL oil or ghee

1 tsp cumin seed

1 tsp black mustard seed

1 large onion, chopped

3 cups green beans, whole or chopped

1 sweet red or yellow pepper, sliced

¼ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut

¼ cups Cashew nuts

salt to taste

¼ cup water or stock

2 TBL Punjabi Garam Masala

3-4 Servings

1 – Cook the cumin and black mustard seeds in the oil at a medium high heat until the seeds crackle.
2 – Add the onion and sauté until translucent.
3 – Add green beans, sweet pepper, coconut and cashews, with salt to taste. Cook for 2 minutes.
4 – Add water or stock, lower heat cover and cook until al dente or tender (about 5 minutes).
5 – Stir in the Punjabi Garam Masala and stir to coat the vegetables. Turn off heat.
6 – Serve with rice or as a side dish.
7 – Use this recipe to Make up your own Bhajis with your favourite vegetables.