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Green Beans With Mustard Seeds


1/3 cup
Black mustard seeds
2 tsp
Chopped onions
1 cup
Grated ginger root
2 tsp
Serrano chillies – finely chopped
Green beans – cut in ½” pieces 
2 pounds
½ tsp
Curry leaves
2 springs
Dashes sugar
Lemon juice
2 tsp
Freshly grated coconut

Mint leaves

Cilantro leaves

Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mustard seeds. Cover and fry until seeds cease popping, about 1 minute.

Add onions, ginger and chillies and saute until onions are slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green beans, turmeric, curry leaves and salt to taste and stir well. Lower heat. Cover and cook until beans are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and sprinkle with lemon juice.

Turn into serving bowl and garnish with coconut, mint and cilantro leaves.