Beans Thoran

Recently, I was craving for some rice, beans thoran, fish fry, and moru curry. It’s a comfort meal for me and I love to have it for lunch. I tried my family beans thoran recipe which is so good that you end up eating a large bowl of beans in one sitting. Beans thoran is a Kerala recipe which uses green beans sauteed with grated coconut as the main ingredients. Many have it as a side dish to rice but you could enjoy it with some rotis as well 🙂


  • Prep time – 20 minutes
  • Cook time – 20 minutes


  • Green Beans (Chopped into small rounds) – 500 g
  • Grated Coconut – 3/4 cup
  • Indian Green Chilly (Chopped) – 2
  • Garlic (Minced) – 2 tsp
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 15
  • Shallots (Chopped) – 4
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Use a blender to blend the garlic and green chilly. Next, add the grated coconut and blend for 30 seconds. Set the mixture aside for later use
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a deep dish pan. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds splutter a bit
  3. Add the shallots and saute for 5 minutes on medium heat
  4. Add the turmeric powder and mix well
  5. Add the grated coconut mixture (from Step 1) and saute for 2 minutes
  6. Add the beans and salt to taste. Mix everything for 2 minutes then cover and cook for 20 minutes (Mix in between)
  7. Serve warm and enjoy 🙂



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