Thursday, June 13, 2024

Beans Thoran (Pan roasted beans with shredded coconut)

Beans Thoran is a healthy vegetarian dish which can be used as a side dish for Rice.

Tips for this Recipe

Cut/chop the beans in to smaller pieces. Use a food processor, if you have one, to chop the beans if you want save time and effort. However, make sure that it doesn’t get grated rather than chopped.


  • 1 lb chopped fresh beans
  • ½ cup (4 oz) red onion chopped
  • ¼ tsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-10 curry leaves (optional)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder


  • Heat oil in a 10 inch chef pan o in medium heat and add the mustard seeds
  • When all the mustard seeds are popped, add garlic and sauté until golden brown
  • Add onion and curry leaves and sauté for one minute or until onion turns slightly brown
  • Add beans, salt and water, mix well, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the beans are tender
  • Add coconut, turmeric, cumin and chili. Mix well and simmer uncovered until all the water is evaporated and the thoran is dry and roasted

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