Spicy Coconut Green Beans


Quick and simple recipe to give your green beans a whole new appetizing look that tastes fantastic.  May even entice the fussiest of eaters with this one 🙂


  • 250gm fresh green beans
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white split gram beans/lentils, urad dahl (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 tsp crushed chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of your favourite curry powder (optional)


credit to Upstate Ramblings


  1. Snap off ends of green beans and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Steam beans for 5 minutes in microwave.
  3. While they are steaming heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When oil hot add the mustard seeds and cover the pan with a lid until they stop popping.
  4. In the same pan add the lentils, turmeric, curry powder and salt,  mix through.
  5. Add coconut and chilli flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add steamed beans and stir fry for 5 minutes.

Feeling extra?  Add a handful of lightly crushed and toasted cashews before serving