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Beans Thoran - Green Beans Sauté with Coconut

Simple and delicious vegetable side with green beans and coconut.
Course Vegetable Sides
Cuisine Indian - Kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 92kcal
Author Manju


  • ½ lb Green Beans about 2 cups when chopped into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 8 curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

To grind together

  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • 2 Thai green chillies


  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan.Throw in the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves at this time.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the beans and turmeric powder and give it a quick stir. Close the pan and let the beans cook in the low heat.
  • Pulse the coconut and green chillies in a food processor (I use the small jar of the Indian mixer)
  • Once the green beans are tender, add the coconut mixture to it. Add salt and mix well. Serve with rice or rotis.


Sprinkle a little water to the pan and close it so there is some moisture to cook the beans, if you want it.
I use freshly frozen grated coconut that you get in most Indian grocery stores. Break out a little and microwave for 30 secs before you grind it. 


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg