This is my six-year-old's favorite green bean preparation and I have to agree that it's good.
You can leave the green beans full length or trim them into 1-2 inch lengths for easier handling. You can speed preparation of the dish by lightly steaming the green beans first if you like.
1 lb green beans, stemmed
1/2 cup cashew pieces, lightly toasted
1 tsp garam masala (or curry powder if that's what you have)
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a little canola oil in a large skillet. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Saute over medium heat for several minutes, stirring frequently, until the green beans are tender. Serve hot.
Serves about 4.