green beans stir fry, Kerala style beans thoran
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Green Beans Thoran | Beans stir-fry with coconut

Green Beans Thoran is Kerala style beans stir fry with coconut, curry leaves, and green chilies. Beans thoran is a very easy stir-fry recipe which can be used with many vegetables like carrot, cabbage or beetroot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Accompaniment, Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Beans, coconut
Servings: 2
Calories: 212kcal


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (I am currently using Grape seed oil for Indian cooking)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves (fresh or dried)
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cups green beans chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup grated coconut


  • Heat oil in a sauté pan or kadhai on medium heat. Add mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves, green chilies, and onions. Sauté for about 2 minutes till the onions start to soften.
  • Add the chopped beans, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix everything together and cook covered for about 5 minutes till the beans are almost done. Check in between and add a little water if you see the beans are sticking to the pan. (You can also cook the beans beforehand by steaming them or cooking in the microwave on high power for 2-3 minutes)
  • Add the grated coconut, mix everything well and cook open for another 5 minutes with occasional stirring. Make sure there is no water left from the previous step.
  • Remove from heat and serve with roti or rice.


  • Feel free to replace green beans with any vegetable of your choice but make sure it is a sturdy vegetable like carrot or cabbage or beetroot.
  • Nutritional Information is approximate information for 1 of 2 servings.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.8g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 16.8g | Fiber: 7.2g | Sugar: 4.6g