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Beans Thoran Recipe

Beans Thoran- A delicious, crisp easy to make stir fry of french beans and fresh coconut
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: sabzi, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: Beans, Poriyal, thoran
Servings: 5 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 500 gms French beans
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds/ Rai
  • 1 tsp White Lentil/ Urad Daal
  • 1/4 Tsp Adsafoetida/ Hing
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 Green chilies/ Hari Mirch optional
  • 4 Whole dry red chili
  • 1/2 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • To Taste Salt


  • Wash the beans and then trim both the ends.Now make a bunch and chop the beans finely.
  • Heat oil in a pan and then add mustard seeds, urad daal when they start crackling add asafoetida,curry leaves and the whole red chili pieces.
  • Now add the chopped beans and saute for 2 minutes and then add salt and sprinkle 2 tbsp water mix.
  • Now cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat till beans are almost done.
  • Open the pan and add the grated coconut and saute for 2 minutes on low heat .make sure all the water evaporate while stir frying.
  • switch off the heat and serve hot beans poriyal with daal rice or roti's.


1-Addition of turmeric is optional.
2- Traditionnaly coconut oil is used to make thoran but you can use any cooking oil if you are not used of adding coconut oil in your regular cooking.
3- Same way you can make thoran of any type of beans available