Chickpea Flour Green Beans



  1. In a skillet over low heat, toast the chickpea flour, stirring continuously, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Transfer the flour to a plate and let it cool.
  3. Wipe the skillet.
  4. In the same skillet over medium heat, warm the oil.
  5. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the ajwain seeds and cook until they pop.
  6. Swirl in the turmeric and add the asafetida (if using), onion, and chile.
  7. Cook, 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Stir in the green beans and salt, then the toasted chickpea flour.
  9. Add 1/4 cup water and mix everything together so the flour evenly coats the beans.
  10. Spread the beans out into an even layer in the pan, cover, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  11. Once the beans are cooked, scrape up the bottom of the pan and mix into the beans.
  12. Remove from the heat and add the lime juice.
  13. Taste and add more lime juice, if needed.
  14. Stir before serving.