Green Beans Thoren (Kerala recipe)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.0
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 396.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

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A warm salad from Kerala. Typically eaten with rice and parippu or theeyal or another curry. A warm salad from Kerala. Typically eaten with rice and parippu or theeyal or another curry.
Number of Servings: 3


    Green beans (chopped small) - 2 cups
    Turmeric - 0.25 tsp
    Salt - .5 tsp
    Coconut (frozen, shredded) - 0.5 cup
    Cumin (powdered) - 1 tsp
    Canola oil: 2 tsp
    Dried mustard seeds - 0.5 tsp


- Chop the beans into 3-mm pieces (i.e., chop them small). You can also use frozen beans to save yourself a lot of time and effort.
- Sautee the beans in 1 tsp oil with the turmeric and salt, until the beans are bright green and still crisp, but cooked. Sprinkle with water to help tenderize the beans, if you wish.
- Add in the coconut and cumin, and let it cook a little more until the coconut is thawed and blended in
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining spoonful of oil and, when hot, toss in the mustard seeds - let them heat until they pop.
- As soon as the mustard begins to pop, pour the oil/mustard mix into the pan full of beans and let cook for another minute.
- Serve hot with rice and parippu or any other curries.
- Makes 3 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGGIRL208.

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