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 – 500 gms

To grind

Grated coconut – 1 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Green chili – 2 nos
Garlic – 2 cloves
Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

For tempering

Mustard seeds –
Shallots/ Kunjulli – 6 nos
Red chili – 2 nos
Curry leaves
Coconut oil – 2- 3 tsp


 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 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Serve hot with rice, Moru curry, Coconut milk rasam, Sambar or thakkali curry.

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