Heat oil in pan and sauté the onion slices with the chilli flakes .
Add the sugar , vinegar and coriander reduce down to a syrup
Trim the beans and cut into small pieces , heat in microwave , boil or steam
Toast the pine nuts or almond flakes
Add the beans with the pine nuts to the onion syrup , mix well . Cool slightly and serve with blinis , in a pancake or omelette
Sprinkle top of pancake or omelette with paprika or chilli