Bean thoran is an easy, simple and healthy vegetable. A thoran is a "dry" dish with lots of coconut in it. This preparation is so easy that even my hubby can cook (it's that simple :-0 actually impossible for anyone to goof up). I learnt this recipe from my Baba (in bengali we call Father as Baba). We used to cherish this flavor-packed, nutritious and easy to cook recipe.
Serves: 2, Preparation time: 15 minutes
250 gms Beans
1 cup fresh grated Coconut
11/2 tsp whole Black Mustard seeds
2 springs of Curry leaves
2 whole Red chilli
pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 Green chilli (chopped)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Coconut oil/ Veg oil
Chop beans finely. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add curry leaves and whole red chillies, hing and fry for few seconds. Add beans with little sugar (to retain the green color of beans), haldi, salt, green chillies and cook them covered for 3-4 minutes. Add grated coconut to the beans and mix well the whole contents again. Keep it on low flame until all the water is soaked (but the moisture should be there). Beans thoran is ready to be served with sambar-rice or with chappatis.
User comment & tips: If the beans is fresh no need to add water while preparing. However, if required you may sprinkle a little water and cover the pan. You can also add lime juice as per your desire.