Beans Thoran

Beans Thoran

Beans Thoran

Beans Thoran is a very tasty vegetarian side dish prepared from french beans. The taste and flavor of beans blends very well with the flavor of grated coconut and other spices. Beans Thoran is a very tasty stir fry which is very popular in Sadhya dishes. The thoran goes very well with rice as a healthy side dish. The dish is also termed 'Beans Upperi' in central part of Kerala. The real beauty of the stir fry lies in the simple seasoning which allows the green vegetable to shine through. Chopped beans is blended with an aromatic coconut mixture and cooked. You can also combine beans with other vegetables for preparing the stir fry dish. Jot out the healthy green dish in your menu chart for healthy tomorrows. You can explore a well detained Thoran recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the tasty nutritious vegetarian dish, first cut beans into very small pieces.
  • Grind together coconut, turmeric, onion and green chillies into a coarse mixture. Do not grind to a paste.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add chopped beans, garlic and mix well.
  • Add the ground coconut masala. Do not mix, but the masala should cover the beans.
  • Keep the pan covered and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes. Keep note that the dish should not be overcooked which will change the flavor of beans.
  • Stir well.
  • :- Serve the dish hot. Beans is a very nutritious dish and this dish should be prepared at least once a week. This is one of the easiest of dishes that can be easily prepared at your home.
  • :- For easy cooking, one can add coconut, onion, chilly directly to the beans without grinding.


You can visit this link for a vegetarian side dish Cherupayar Thoran. You can also visit this link Kerala Cheera Thoran
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