Shimi Ka Achar - Spicy Pickled String Beans
Recipe Type: Side
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Serves: 4
This is a quick pickle that requires mustard oil to get a really pungent flavor, along with a few ground spices, fresh onion, lemon and salt.
  • ½ pound green string beans, stems removed
  • 1½ tablespoons mustard oil
  • ¼ white or yellow onion, cut into ringlets
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon turmeric
  • squeeze of lemon
  • salt
  1. Wash string beans. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add in string beans and cook for 4 minutes or until they are bright green and still crunchy. Throw beans into a bath of ice water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain the string beans and dry them completely.
  3. Put string beans in a bowl with mustard oil, onion, coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric and mix well. Add a squeeze of lemon and salt and mix well.
  4. Cover bowl and place in fridge. The beans should be ready to eat in 2 hours and will keep for the week in the fridge.
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