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Green Bean Thoran

Green Bean Thoran - Recipe | Spice Trekkers

Thoran is a vegetable and grated coconut curry that’s popular along the Spice Coast in the south of India. Pretty much any firm vegetable works with this recipe (cabbage, beets, okra, asparagus, etc.)

 Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp brown mustard seed
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 5 sliced shallots
  • ½ tsp chile flakes, ground
  • 3 cups green beans, grated
  • 1 cup fresh coconut, grated
  • ½ tsp turmeric, ground
  • Salt to taste

 

Method

  1. Heat coconut oil in a pot on medium. Fry mustard seeds for a few minutes then add curry leaves.
  2. Add shallots and sauté for 1 minute. Add chile and grated carrot. Stir well and sauté for 1 minute more.
  3. Incorporate grated coconut, turmeric, and salt. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes, until the beans are barely cooked and still crunchy.