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Beans Thoran | Green Beans Coconut Stir Fry

Thoran is a Kerala-style vegetable stir-fry with coconut, green chillies tempered with spices in coconut oil. It pairs well with any South Indian gravy, specially sambar and moru curry. Thoran is also one of the important dishes served for sadya. Have a look at other thoran recipes that I have posted sometime back.

Today I'm sharing a simple and easy thoran recipe using green beans. Beans are a good source of vitamin C, folate and dietary fibre and iron. One important tip while cooking green beans is not to overcook it otherwise all nutrients will be lost. This sadya style beans thoran is a no-onion no-garlic recipe. We enjoyed a simple meal with rice, moru curry and this healthy beans thoran.


{ Kerala style green beans and coconut stir-fry }
Serves 2-3


2 cups chopped green beans
Pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste

To grind:
½ cup grated coconut
¼ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
2-3 green chillies

To temper:
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp split urad dal
1-2 dry red chillies, broken
Pinch of asafoetida / hing
Few curry leaves


1. Grind coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies to a coarse paste adding 1-2 tsp of water.

2. In a kadai, add the green beans, turmeric powder, salt, little water and cover and cook till the beans are soft.

3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves and fry till dal turns golden.

4. Add the coconut paste and saute till the raw smell goes. Then add the cooked beans, salt if needed and fry for 3-4 minutes.

Serving Suggestion ~ Rice and any South-Indian gravy.

Notes and Tips
  • Take care not to overcook the beans. Also covering and cooking the beans helps in reducing the loss of nutrients.
  • You can also add a small piece of ginger while grinding.


  1. lovely presentation and perfect with sambar rice

  2. just pass on that bowl plus whatever is in the kitchen... I would happily have this alone as lunch!!!

  3. wow perfectly cooked thoran and my fav too,simply love this with rasam:)

  4. Beans is one of my favorite! This looks tempting!

  5. easy and yummy stir fry!!

  6. Perfect side dish for rice...yummy..

  7. Looks very tasty, this is so inviting and tempting. I love this green

  8. Thoran looks yumm u make it without onion and garlic that sounds super I must try that.

  9. Lovely presentation.Healthy and delicious beans thoran.

  10. Beans thoran is one of favorites. I love it with sambar. Looks delicious and inviting.

  11. thats perfectly beans thoran with rice

  12. I love this type of beans with coconut, I enjoy with rice and curry.

  13. Beans thoran looks delicious.

  14. Delicious beans thoran, its healthy and goes well with all kuzhambu varieties.

  15. I could finish off the whole bowl with rasam rice. Delicious and healthy one.

  16. This is my favourite dish.. make it often

  17. lovely dish and presentation.

  18. This is one of our absolute favourites along with Sambar. We avoid grinding coconut with green chillies with kids at home.. it must b absolutely flavorable.


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