3tbsp groundnut, sunflower or olive oil
1/2 tsp brown or black mustard seeds
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
400g green beans, topped and tailed
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and fry stirring constantly, for 30 seconds, or until they splutter. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
Add the garlic, chillies and onion.
Continue frying, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes, or until the onion becomes soft. Add the beans and fry for a further 1 minute.
Stir in the cumin and salt and continue frying for 2-3 minutes or until the beans are tender then serve with pitta breads and a mango pickle.