Kerala beans thoran / Green beans with coconut


Beans  thoran is a dry curry made with beans, grated coconut, green chilli , shallots, turmeric powder and tempered with mustard seeds, dry red chilli, shallots, curry leaves in coconut oil. This thoran is a tasty side dish for rice. 


Beans – 250 gm

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 2 cloves

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Green chillies – 2 nos

Coconut oil

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chillies – 2 nos

Curry leaves

Onion or shallots – I used 1 small onion

salt as needed


 Wash and chop beans into small pieces.

In a blender or mixer,  add grated coconut, green chili, garlic, cumin seeds and turmeric powder. Grind coarsely without adding water.(Give 1 pulse).

Heat coconut oil in pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add chopped shallots, dry red chillies, and curry leaves. When the onion turns light brown in color, add ground coconut mix and saute for 2 minutes. Now, add chopped beans and salt. Mix well. Sprinkle little water. Cook it with the lid covered on low flame for about 8 minutes. Stir occasionally. Serve hot with rice, Moru curry, Coconut milk rasam, Sambar or thakkali curry.

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