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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Beans Stir Fry/ Beans Bhaja (Beans Thoran)

                                                  
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


Ingredients:
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


Method:
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.





                                                   

38 comments:

  1. Looks yummy and nice colour...pic is very gud dear

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  2. Easy n simple recipe,perfect combo with rice.....
    Do visit aathidhyam sometime

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  3. I love beans this way due to the fresh coconut. Perfect with rice. :-)

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  4. sounds n looks wonderful...def gonna try this.

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  5. Looks marvelous, love the color of fresh coconut.

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  6. Gr8 thoran with rice...healthy tooo

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  7. Healthy sidedish...perfect with rice.

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  8. looks wonderful...healthy dish..nice click..

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  9. Looks gr8 :)love with rasam!!nice click..

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  10. Simple and easy thoran. I normally eat this with Yogurt rice.

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  11. finally today i can glide through your page. dont know why for last some weeks was not able to open your page. page down kaji korchilo na.
    anyways. thats my perfect south indian recipe after dosa. make it often at home. lovely dish dear...perfect with rice and dal.

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  12. Quick n a refreshing stir fry deepa.I like to add little mayonnaise to it else it is little difficult for me to rely on veg.

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  13. I love this simple n delicious beans bhaja :)In fact, I have made it today only :)

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  14. Deepa,
    Beans thoran looks really delicious.

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  15. Beans thoran looks super delicious with all the seasonings on top

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  16. That looks so yummy dear. I love beans with grated coconut :)

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  17. stir fry beans sounds healthy and delicious.

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  18. its one of the easiest and tastist thorans that u can make. i love the colour.btw, my first time here..glad I hopped over

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  19. Bean Thoran looks so yumm, the pic itself makes me drool.

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  20. Thoran looks so colourful and fresh to my eye...actuall today I came to know that what thoran is...tempting:)

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  21. Beans thoran looks yummy and delicious.

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  22. I appreciate all of your healthy recipes! This looks great!

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  23. We make this often..We add split urad dal too for seasoning

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  24. hey thats a simple and nice dish i feel....we get in almost all regular stores and in all seasons so its a nice one to prepare it anytime....thanks for sharing...

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  25. Deepa, u also say thoran..woww, delicious thoran, gud combo with white rice..

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  26. Simple and yummy beans stir fry... looks delicious.

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  27. Simple & nice one, love stir fries...

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  28. Delicious and yummy stir fry...beautiful click..

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  29. wowww... u r gr8....kahan se aati hai yeh sab ideas???? :-) Good Work.. keep it up. amrita

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  30. healthy and delicious looking stir fry....thanks for sharing this Deepa!

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  31. Oops..donno where my comment vanished...:P
    Anyways always ready to comment on ur blog...for ur recipes..:)

    Beans thoran...pretty similar dish to karnataka style...splly the coconut goes very well with a few curries and beans is one among...very simple and elegant dish Deepa

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  32. Khub sundor r healthy khabar. Darun presentation. Idea ta khub bhalo laglo. Tomar recipe ta ami try korbo. Shomoy pele amar blog e esho.

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  33. You too do thoran? Thats a sweet surprise to me dear. yes, both Kerala and Bengal have some similar cuisines. Beans thoran looks super good Deepa.

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  34. Dear Deepa
    I liked this bean preparation with coconut...will nake, so you are also getting into the wonders of Southern cooking like me ? great
    Was in the foot Hills ( not Haridwar) but at Naukuchia Tal, so dod not see it before.
    Bhalo theko

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  35. Simple and delicious beans stir fry

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