Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Green Beans Thoran (with Coconut Masala)


       Usually I do not add coconut to my poriyals/stir fry instead I add cooked tuvar dal or moongdal to it. But after trying Chitra's Okra Aviyal recipe, i just love the coconut masala very much and also it gives nice flavor, great taste to the dish. I can't stop cooking without that coconut masala. I altered the recipe to my taste and we loved it very much...so yummy. This Green Beans Thoran goes well with rasam and curd rice.

Ingredients
  1. Green beans   2 cup or near by 1 lb
  2. Onion   1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Curry leaves   few
  4. Cilantro  few finely chopped
  5. To Temper
  6. Oil    2 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  8. Urad dal   2 tsp
  9. Chana dal  2 tsp
To grind coarsely
  1. Coconut    3-4 tbsp(shredded)
  2. Cumin seeds  1 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
  4. Green chilli  3-4 or to taste
  5. Onion   1 tsp(finely chopped)
Method
  • Wash n cut green beans to the desired shape n size n keep aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients "under grind coarsely" with very little water to a little coarse paste n keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok,add the tempering ingredients allow to splutter n fry till dal turns light golden brown.
  • Then add onions and saute for a minute and add chopped beans and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add the coconut masala paste n mix everything well,add enough salt n very little water and cook 
  • covered till beans get cooked n the raw smell of the coconut masala leaves.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro and mix well .
  • Thats all ..yummy green beans thoran is ready to relish.

I tried the same coconut masala paste in moongdal palak(spinach) kootu and cabbage poriyal also.


8 comments:

  1. Flavorful poriyal. Liking it a lot :)

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  2. I just grind coconut and cumin for some stir frys.. Never tried grinding onion along with it.. Very new and interesting..

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  3. simple and tasty thoran...perfect with hot rice..

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  4. பீன்ஸ் பொரியல் ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு,அம்மாவும் இப்படிதான் செய்வாங்க...

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  5. Love this...Its very delicious..

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  6. Can add this mixer in any keerai Poriyal also..I'll do some time like this :)

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  7. i make this very often because my hubby's loves coconut....

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