Indian Main course Side dishes Vegetarian

Spicy Stir Fried Vegetables (Indian style)


  • 100g whole cashew nuts
  • 200g mangetout
  • 200g green beans
  • 200g baby sweetcorn
  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • groundnut oil for frying
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2cm piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Small handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and sugar


This Indian recipe is a great idea for vegetables.

Fry the cashew nuts in a 4 tbsp oil until golden brown, drain on kitchen paper and set aside.
Put the vegetables in a pan of boiling water and cook for a minute. Drain, refresh under cold running water and set aside.
This can all be done ahead of time.
When ready to serve, heat a wok and add 2 tbsp oil. Add the cumin seeds and fry until they crackle. Add the ginger, garlic and chillies and cook for a minute, then add the blanched vegetables and cook for a couple of minutes, stir frying. Season with salt and sugar to taste. Add the cashews, lemon juice and coriander and toss well.

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