Masala Beans with Fenugreek Recipe


  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • tsp Garlic Pulp
  • tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tomato, quartered
  • 225g/8oz French(green) Beans
  • 1 Bunch fresh Fenugreek leaves, stems discarded
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


  1. Roughly chop the onion. Mix together the ground cumin and coriander, sesame seeds, chilli powder, garlic, turmeric and salt.
  2. Place all of these ingredients, including the onion, in a food processor and process for 30-45 seconds.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil and fry the spice mixture for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the tomato, French(green) Beans, fresh fenugreek and fresh coriander (cilantro).
  5. Stir fry for about 5 minutes, sprinkle in the lemon juice and serve.

Tip: While frying onions add a little milk to onions this will help retain a rich color and prevent them from burning.

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