Green Beans Stir Fry with Indian Spices

This is a dish I grew up eating. It's a yummy easy way to make green beans very tasty.  This is a version of beans poriyal but it is modified with much less coconut or can be made without the coconut -- it is delicious.  It takes only about 20 minutes.

Green Beans 2 handfuls (ends clipped)
Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons
Dry Whole Spices:
Kalonji (onion seeds) 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Kosher Salt

2-3 Thai green chilli (make slits so they dont pop in the oil)
Cilantro - small bunch
Coconut - 1 tablespoon (frozen grated works well)

1) Heat oil and sautee all three whole spices. Wait till you hear the popping noises.
2) Reduce heat to medium.  Add 2 green chillies and cilantro. Cover immediately.
3) Add beans, toss  and cover.  Add kosher salt to taste.
4) In the next 15 minutes, toss every 3 minutes but mostly let it be covered and on low to medium. You could be hearing crackling noises and this is fine.  Extend time to another 5 to 10 minutes if you need -- this depends on how tender the green beans are.
5) Sprinkle coconut (optional).
6) Garnish with cilantro and Enjoy! 


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