Day 18: Green beans with toasted sesame, crushed nuts and chilli flakes

This is one of my favourites!

It tasted great with the leftover cumin lamb of yesterday. Have it with garlic noodles and you’re guaranteed to be in a good mood for the rest of the day


1. 250 g green beans

2. 3 cloves garlic

3. 1 tsp crushed garlic

4. 1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

5. 2 tbsp crushed peanuts

6. 1 tbsp soya sauce

7. 1/2 tbsp palm sugar

8. 1/2 tsp salt

9. 1/2 tsp white sugar

10. 1/4 tbsp chilli flakes

11. 1 tbsp oil


1. Trim the beans both ends

2. Wash and drain

3. Bring a pot of water to boil.

4. Add 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt

5. Add the beans and take it out after just one minute.

6. To toast sesame seeds, use a flat pan. Heat the pan and sprinkle the sesame seeds all over the base. Toss the sesame and stir for two min. Do not let it burn!

7. Heat oil in a heavy based pan

8. Add garlic and stir it till it is slightly brown and crispy

9. Add the ginger and stir for a minute

10. Add the beans and soya sauce

11. Stir for 2 minutes before adding the sesame seeds, peanuts and the chilli flakes

12. Stir for another 2 minutes

13. Add the palm sugar and toss the beans around the pan for just 20-30 seconds.

14. Switch off gas.

Tip : Putting beans in hot water with sugar and salt helps it to retain its bright green colour.

The palm sugar added in the end sticks around the sesame seeds and the peanuts and it gives the beans the salty sweet crunchy texture.

15 thoughts on “Day 18: Green beans with toasted sesame, crushed nuts and chilli flakes

  1. Saira the green beans were crunchy yummy and delicious. The photographs for each step is so useful and the ingredients are perfect 🙏 I made 1/2kg beans – father and son polished it and I only got 5 pieces. Keep it coming – thank you 🙏

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  2. Hi , tried this . So easy to make and great to eat . Look forward to trying out many of the delicious looking recipes that you have posted.keep up the good work .👏🏻👏🏻

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