Posted by Anjus on Oct - 21 - 2011 under Kerala dishes, Thoran, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • Long Beans: 250gm
  • Shallots: 3-4 small
  • Green Chilly: 1-2 nos.
  • Curry Leaves: as required
  • Grated Cocunut: half cup (can be increased as you like)
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/4 Tsp
  • Cumin Powder: 1/4 Tsp
  • Garlic:2-3 cloves (small)
  • Dried Red Chilly:1-2 medium
  • Mustard: half tsp
  • Coconut Oil
Cuisine: Cooking time: 20-25 mins Serving: 4 people

Initial preparations:

  • Clean well and chop the beans into small pieces.

Beans Toran

Steps:

  1. Crush coconut along with garlic, green chilly, turmeric powder, cumin powder and a few (2-3) curry leaves.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and when it becomes hot add mustard seeds. When they pop up add chopped shallots, dried red chillies and some curry leaves.
  3. Add the above coconut mix and saute well until it is fried a little.
  4. Place this aside in a bowl.
  5. Add the chopped beans and salt in to the same pan and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle some water and cover it with a lid.
  7. Cook it for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Add the fried coconut and cover it with the beans for 2 minutes.
  9. Saute well till it is dry and done.
  10. Add the remaining curry leaves .
  11. Serve it with warm rice. 😉

Tips:

  • Instead of using a mixer, we can make the coconut mix by crushing it with a mortar and pestle and mix well with hands.
  • For faster cooking, no need to fry the coconut.
  • Stir the beans once in between to make sure that the beans may not stick to the  bottom of the pan.

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