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Kothamara Thoran

Sanjula Thangkhiew
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kothamara Thoran RECIPE

A typical Kerela dish made from beans, rice, coconut and spices.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Kerala
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup Guar Bean chopped
  2. 1/2 Onion chopped
  3. 4 or 5 Shallots (small onions)
  4. 1 1/2 tbsp Rice
  5. 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  6. 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  7. 2 Dry Red Chillies
  8. 1/2 cup Coconut grated
  9. 1/4 tbsp Chilli Powder
  10. 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  11. 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  12. A few curry leaves
  13. Salt to taste


  1. Grind the coconut, chilli powder, turmeric powder, shallots, cumin seeds and curry leaf and grind together
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add dry red chillies, curry leaves and rice.
  3. When the rice turn into a light brown color and puffs up, add the guar beans and onions. Cover with a lid and cook over low heat.
  4. Now add the ground mixture into the beans when half cooked.Cook for 3-4 mins
  5. Remove the lid, stir fry for another 10 mins on low heat.
  6. Kothamara Thoran is ready

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ume hany
ume hany   Jul-09-2018


saranya mohan
saranya mohan   Mar-05-2017

Rice raw one or boiled rice?

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