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French beans with garlic and cummin seeds

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 5-10 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

I like French beans, you can use them in so many dishes and with so many spices and herbs. Cummin seeds are being used a lot in the countries of Central Asia and in India, so is garlic. Combining it with French beans makes a delicious vegetable dish.

Ingredients You'll Need

600 grams of french beans
150 ml. of water
3 cloves of garlic, squeezed
1 tablespoon of lemonjuice
salt according to taste
half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or a fresh Spanish pepper/chili, chopped
salt to taste
75 ml. of olive oil
half a teaspoon [or more if you like] cummin seeds


1 mix water, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl

2 heat the oil in a pan and fry the cummin seeds for a few seconds in the hot oil.

3 add the french beans and stirfry for two minutes

4 put the watermixture in the pan and cover

5 bring to the boil, turn the heat low and simmer gently for 15 minutes

6 uncover, turn the heat up and cook the liquid down till only a little, keep moving the beans in the meantime

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