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Jul 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 yummy. This Green Beans Thoran goes well with rasam and curd rice.

  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)
  • 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.


  1. Flavorful poriyal. Liking it a lot :)

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

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

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

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

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


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