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Kerala Beans Stir Fry

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Thoran or Thokaran is a typical Kerala recipe which is made of vegetables and coconut. It is very nourishing and tasty. It is used as a side dish for rice. Visit my website for more recipes !!!
  Beans 1⁄2 Kilogram (Chopped into thin pieces)
  Kunjulli 5 (shallots)
  Garlic pods 5 , crushed
  Green chillies 4 , slit
  Turmeric 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Coconut paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated

Preparation Method
1. Grind together coconut, turmeric powder, kunjulli and green chillies.
2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan and splutter mustard seeds. You can add onions and saute till golden brown.
3. Add garlic and curry leaves and saute for a minute.
4. Add beans, ground coconut paste and salt to taste. Mix lightly.
5. Cover the pan and cook on low flame, stirring occasionally.
6. After 6- 8 mins, the beans will be cooked.


Never add water while making any thoran. The vegetables contain water which is more than enough for cooking.

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Recipe Summary

Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Beans & Coconut Stir Fry

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vandana's picture
This thoran looks very yummy. Healthy beans with coconut that is very tasty indeed.
srividya76's picture
Delicious thoran. Thank you for posting.
Sanghi's picture
Very tasty and healthy dish. Thanks for the post.