Saturday, March 5, 2011

Beans/Green Beans/String Beans Thoran

Nutritional Facts:
Green beans, sometimes known as string beans, offer less protein and more fiber.
Green beans are an ideal vegetable for adding to Asian dishes such as stir fries and green curries. Cooking reduces the amount of vitamin C in green beans but does not affect vitamin A content. The best way to cook green beans is to steam them very quickly so that they retain their vitamin C.
Green beans are an excellent source of manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C. They are very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, iron, folate, and vitamin A. They are a good source of calcium, protein, magnesium, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and copper.
Green beans and other green vegetables are a very good source of vitamin K, which plays an important role in bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis. A study in women showed reduced bone loss of the femoral neck after vitamin K supplementation.The pods of the green bean are a medium strength diuretic,flushing of toxins from the body.(Info from 'Healin Food Encyclopedia').

1. Beans, finely chopped- 1 cup
2. Coconut shred- 1/4 cup
3. Turmeris powcer- 1/4 tsp
4. Green chillies- 2 slit to two.
5. Mustard seeds, to splutter
7. Coconut oil- 2 tsp
9. Salt, to taste

Preparation method:
1. In a wok, add 2 tsp coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds, add green-chillies.

2. Add the chopped beans,salt and 1/4 cup water, cover and cook.

5. In a bowl, mix together the shredded coconut with turmeric powder and add it into the beans once it starts becoming soft.Adjust salt after adding the coconut mixture.
6. Keep the lid and cook them without adding anymore water. Stir in intervals.
7. Serve warm with rice.


  1. Yummy thoran, I always love the coconut bits in the thoran.

  2. Looks like you have been on a cooking frenzy lately :) We are big on thorans and your beans thoran looks delicious!

  3. wow... thoran looks yummy... one doubt... hosting a party or are u clearing ur drafts... was surprised to see so many new entries....

  4. Beans looks lovely and loved those dosa varities, drop in at my space at ur free time !

  5. Its been long that i ve been thinkn f postin all my dosa varities but was waiting for the next time I do to take some snaps..but it never happened so thought of clearing off the drafts. Thank u one and all for stopping by and making my blog active...My blog s goin to be one year old but it became alive only after 10 mnths aftr ur arrival... Thanks again..

  6. Nice... I add a little urad dal along with mustards.. it brings out a diffrnt flavr and taste...nice pics of beans..looks soo fresh..

  7. This green thoran is always welcome in my kitchen. U have got a lovely space here. And thanks a lot for being in my friends list.Following you too

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Love all kind of thoran..very inviting!

  9. First time here.....

    Beans thoran looks healthy and delicious

    Glad to follow u..
    Check my space when u find time :)