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Beans Thoran

Bethica Das
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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Thoran is a Kerala delicacy that is not only nutritious, but very delicious and easy to prepare. It is a common item in a Sadya meal. It is a quick recipe, mildly spiced and has a lot of fresh coconut in it. Don't forget to cook in coconut oil for an authentic touch.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 250-300 gms, beans, chopped
  2. 2 tbsp. oil
  3. 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  4. 1 tbsp. chana dal
  5. 1 tsp. urad dal
  6. 1 sprig curry leaves
  7. 2-3 green chilies
  8. 1 dry red chili
  9. 1 onion, chopped
  10. salt to taste
  11. pinch of turmeric powder
  12. 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  13. 2 garlic cloves
  14. 2 tbsp. coriander leaves (opt)


  1. Grind the coconut along with the garlic and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds and dry red chili.
  2. After it stops spluttering, add the chana dal and urad dal. Saute for a few seconds. Then add the curry leaves, green chilies and onion. Fry till the onion turns translucent.
  3. Now add the beans, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook, covered on a low flame till done. Sprinkle water at intervals if required.
  4. When the beans turns soft, switch off the flame. Add the ground coconut and coriander leaves.
  5. Toss well and serve as a side dish with plain steamed rice, jeera rice, curd-rice, sambar-rice or just plain chapatti.

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Renu Kumar
Renu Kumar   Oct-05-2020

Lovely tasty and easy to make dish. After eating this we have started eating beans very often. Thanks

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