Beans thoran with grated coconut mixture


Beans thoran with grated coconut mixture

Beans thoran is Kerala recipe with grated coconut as an essential ingredient.

Sliced green chillies and dried red chillies are used for a spicy flavour. Tender beans are ideal for the preparation of this recipe. Chopped pieces of beans are used for making this recipe. This recipe is mainly used as a side dish for rice or chappati. Chopped and sliced onions or shallots can be used for taste. Adding curry leaves would give a unique aroma. Have a look at the ingredients used and the method of preparation of beans thoran.

Ingredients required for making beans thoran
  • 2 cups of chopped beans
  • 4-5 shallots (sliced to small pieces)
  • 1 medium sized onion (sliced to small pieces)
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • ½ cup of grated coconut
  • Salt, as per our requirement
  • A pinch of turmeric powder

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Method of preparation
  • Grind the mixture of grated coconut, a pinch of turmeric powder, shallots and green chillies. (Do not grind the mixture to a fine paste. Grind it to form a slight mixture.)
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Once it is heated add the mustard seeds
  • Once the seeds start to splutter, add the sliced onion pieces.
  • Add the garlic and curry leaves. Saute it till the onion pieces gets a light golden brown colour.
  • Add the chopped beans pieces and ground coconut mixture. Add the salt according to the taste.
  • Stir the mixture and cover the lid. Reduce the flame to a medium-low level and occasionally stir the mixture.
  • In about 12-14 minutes, beans will be cooked and the recipe can be taken from the flame.
  • Serve it with rice or chappati.