Green Beans Thoran (Green Beans With Coconut)

Recipe by Daydream
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash, string beans if necessary, make several bundles (for convenience) and slice them crosswise into 1/4-inch segments.
  • Coarsely grind the shallots, green chilies, garlic, coconut, cumin and turmeric in a food processor or blender, and set to one side.
  • Place the oil in a wok or large skillet, which has a lid, and heat over a medium-high flame.
  • Add the mustard seeds and rice, and stir and saute for a few seconds until the mustard seeds begin to pop and splutter and the rice swells and turns golden.
  • Add the curry leaves and red chili, and after a few more seconds, when the chilli swells and darkens, add the green beans.
  • Continue to stir and fry for 2-3 minutes, then roughly pile them into a mound in the cooking vessel.
  • Form a hole in the center of the mound and place within it the coarsely ground spices.
  • Now cover over the spices with some of the beans, season with salt, and add the water to the pan.
  • Immediately cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low, and cook approximately 10 minutes until the beans are tender.
  • Mix all the ingredients together well, and serve hot.
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