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Achinga Payar Thoran

Achinga Payar Thoran

A simple sauté of yard long beans with coconut, pearl onions and spices, this Achinga Payar Thoran is an excellent vegetable side for rice!
Course Vegetable Sides
Cuisine Indian, Indian - Kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 134kcal
Author Manju


To crush together

  • ½ cup grated coconut I use freshly frozen that I buy from our local Indian store
  • 4-5 pearl onions peeled and cut
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder / cayenne


  • Crush together the coconut, pearl onions, cumin seeds and red chilli powder in a mortar and pestle and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves and the chopped yard long beans.
  • Add the turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Sprinkle a little water over it and cover and cook over medium heat, till the beans are cooked. This should take about 8-10 mins.
  • Now add the crushed coconut mixture to this and mix well. Remove from heat and serve hot with rice and sambar or any other vegetable curry.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 58.7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.9mg