Indian Bean, Broccoli & Carrot Salad
250g green bean , trimmed
1 head of broccoli , cut into florets
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp black mustard seed
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
100g frozen pea (or use fresh)
3 large carrots , grated
large bunch coriander , roughly chopped
3 tbsp sunflower seed
For the raita
200ml natural yogurt
½ cucumber , peeled and grated
thumb-sized piece ginger , grated
½ tsp ground cumin
juice and zest 1 lime
1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
pitta bread , to serve (optional)
Cook the green beans in a large pan of boiling salted water for 4-5 mins, adding the broccoli after the first 2 mins. Once all the vegetables are tender, drain well. Meanwhile, mix all the raita ingredients together, then set aside.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and toast the mustard seeds and chilli flakes for a few mins until fragrant. Add the peas, green beans and broccoli, tossing until heated through. Turn off the heat and stir in the carrots and coriander.
Serve the salad warm (or cold for a working lunch) with a dollop of raita, sprinkled with sunflower seeds and some pitta bread, if you like.