Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From the October 2006 Vegetarian Times. I made this without the oil and it worked just fine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil, garlic, garam masala, mustard seeds, green beans, salt and 1/4 cup water in large skillet.
  2. Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat 5 minutes, or until beans are just tender.
  3. Uncover skillet, and increase heat to medium high. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.
  4. Sauté 3 minutes more, until beans start to brown.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and serve.


Most Helpful

These were FANTASTIC! I used a little less than 2 TB of peanut oil, some extra lemon juice, and a whole bag of frozen petite whole green beans. The perfect accompaniment for all kinds of dishes and great on their own too.

the80srule January 27, 2010

Proof once again that a simple side dish need not be boring. Garam masala is a favorite and gives the beans a mouth full of flavor, with the lemon juice adding the perfect punctuation. As suggested, I skipped the oil. I think a pinch of powdered ginger would be a strong addition. Thanks! Made for the "I recommend" Tag Game.

justcallmetoni January 07, 2009

DH and I absolutely licked our lips, the Garam Masala is distinctly different from any other spice combination, but it lends a mild but tantalizing spiciness. This recipe alone made me ecstatic that I had ordered the spice from Spices Etc. I was in shock that almost everything went into the pan from the start, but it worked out great. Thanks for sharing this recipe, AJO. Made for December 2008 Veg*n Swap.

KateL December 18, 2008

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