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Payaru Thoran (Green Beans W/ Coconut)

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Category: Indian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Long beans or other green
  • -beans
  • 1 Good-sized shallot (1 oz);
  • -peeled & coarsely chopped
  • 1 Fresh hot green chillies cut
  • -into 2-3; cut into 2-3
  • -pieces (up to 2)
  • 2 Cloves garlic; peeled
  • 1 c Cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 ts Ground cumin seeds
  • 1/4 ts Ground turmeric
  • 5 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 ts Whole mustard seeds
  • 2 ts Uncooked white rice
  • 10 Fresh or dried curry leaves;
  • -(10 to 12)
  • 1 Whole dried hot red chilli
  • 1 ts Salt


Chop beans into 1/4 inch rounds. Put shallots, green chillies, garlic,
coconut, cumin & turmeric into food processor or blender. Grind to coarse
consistency & decant into a bowl. Heat oil in large frying pan or wok over
medium high flame. When hot, put in mustard seeds & rice. When the mustard
seeds begin to pop & the rice swells & turns golden (takes just a few
seconds), put in the curry leaves & the red chilli. When the chilli swells
& darkens (this also takes just a few seconds), add the green beans.
Stir/fry for 2-3 mins. Make a hole in the center of the mound of beans &
put the coconut/spice mixture there. Cover coconut/spice mixture w/ beans &
sprinkle salt evenly over top. Add 2 TB water to pan & cover immediately.
Turn heat to low & cook for 10 mins or until beans are tender. Mix well &
serve. May be made a couple hours ahead of time & reheated. Recipe is from
Kerala State in SW India.

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