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Guferati (Indian Green Beans)

Guferati, an Indian green bean dish, made with garlic, mustard seeds, and red pepper flakes. Spicy, easy, and so delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp black or brown mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place green beans in a large pan. Add 1/3 cup of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover, and cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until slightly tender but still crispy.
  • Remove the lid from the pan, and stir until the water is evaporated. Make a well in the center of the pan, drizzling the oil in the center.
  • Add the garlic and ginger to the oil, stirring until fragrant. Quickly mix in the mustard seeds, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Mustard seeds may pop. Cook until your desired doneness. Serve!


Use more or less red pepper flakes to taste!


Serving: 1scoopCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 9.6gProtein: 2.6gFat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 1.1gSodium: 85mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 4.2gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Keyword green beans, indian food, spicy, vegetables
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