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Payaru Thoran (Green Beans W/ Coconut) Recipe - Cooking Index

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Payaru Thoran (Green Beans W/ Coconut)

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozLong beans or other green beans
1   Shallot, peeled and coarsely chopped
1   Fresh hot green chiles - up to 2 cut into 2-3 pieces
2   Garlic - peeled
1 cup 93g / 3.3ozGrated fresh coconut
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround turmeric
5 tablespoons 75mlVegetable oil
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole mustard seeds
2 teaspoons 10mlUncooked white rice
10   Fresh or dried curry leaves
1   Dried hot red chile
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt

Recipe Instructions

Chop beans into 1/4 inch rounds. Put shallots, green chiles, garlic, coconut, cumin and turmeric into food processor or blender. Grind to coarse consistency and decant into a bowl.

Heat oil in large frying pan or wok over medium high flame. When hot, put in mustard seeds and rice. When the mustard seeds begin to pop and the rice swells and turns golden (takes just a few seconds), put in the curry leaves and the red chile. When the chile swells and darkens (this also takes just a few seconds), add the green beans. Stir/fry for 2-3 minutes.

Make a hole in the center of the mound of beans and put the coconut/spice mixture there. Cover coconut/spice mixture w/ beans and sprinkle salt evenly over top. Add 2 TB water to pan and cover immediately. Turn heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until beans are tender. Mix well and serve. May be made a couple hours ahead of time and reheated.

Recipe is from Kerala State in Southwest India.

Madhur Jaffrey's A Taste of India


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