Nithya Vazhuthananga Thoran | Clove Bean Stir Fry

SobhaKesavan S

Nithya Vazhuthananga Thoran is a traditional styled side dish, quite popular in Kerala Cuisine. But the truth is you will fail to find Clove Bean in any Indian store. It is commonly cultivated in Kerala homes and you will discover Nithya Vazhuthananga Thoran a popular dish relished with noon day meals. I love the taste and I never get tired with Clove Bean Stir Fry. Some time back i tasted the stir fry dish at my dear friend’s place. I started making inquiries about the vegetable. She took me to the backyard and introduced me to some flower buds that resembled jasmine buds. I kept wondering whether she was joking. Finally I got convinced and she gathered a few Clove Beans. I prepared a stir fry dish as she instructed and it was a grand success at home. My kids kept asking for more and it was a happy sight for me. I made plans for cultivating the vegetable and now I am a proud owner of Clove Beans right at my home. No special care or insecticide is required and you can enjoy the pure and healthy Clove Beans.

Nithya Vazhuthananga Thoran has become my most cherished vegetable dish. The veggie is always handy in your garden and there is no need of getting upset when your vegetable store is exhausted. Nithya Varuthananga as the name denotes are cultivated through out the year, the sun or the rain does not matter. The name means ‘everyday brinjal’ and is every mother’s favorite. You can also use a few Clove Beans for preparing sambar or aviyal as a quick fix. No panicky situations when guests arrive without notice. Clove Beans is healthy, rich in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Nithya Vazhuthananga Thoran here that can be easily prepared at home.

Nithya Vazhuthananga Thoran | Clove Bean Stir Fry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4



  • Clean, wash and cut Nithya Vazhuthananga (preferably vertically) in thin size. Clean and cut onion(shallots also can be used) and green chillies preferably in vertical shapes. Grate required quantity of coconut
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  • Heat oil in a cheenachatti/frying pan, add onion/shallot, green chilli pieces and curry leaves into this hot oil. When colour of these vegetables turn into golden, add turmeric powder and stir well.
  • Then add nithya vazhuthananga pieces along with required quantity of salt into this mix and stir it further. Cover the Cheenachatti/Frying pan and cook the mix (without adding water) in medium flame for about 15 – 20 minutes. 
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  • When the mix is cooked properly, put off the stove and transfer the stir fry into a serving plate. Sprinkle grated coconut on top. Nithya Vazhuthananga(Clove Bean) Thoran is ready. This hot thoran can be served with poori/chappathi/cooked rice.
Keyword Vazhuthananga, Vazhuthananga Thoran, Vazhuthananga upperi
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