Cluster Beans Thoran- Cluster Beans Coconut Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Indian
To Grind
  • Grated Coconut- ½ cup
  • Green chili- 1 or 2
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 cloves
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
For making Stir fry
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Whole dry Red chilli- 2
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Curry leaves- 10 leaves
  • Cluster beans, chopped small- 20 to 30 beans
  • Water- ¼ cup
  • Salt- to taste
  1. In a food processor, coarsely grind the coconut, green chili, garlic, cumin seeds and turmeric powder together. Keep aside.
  2. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil. Let it turn hot.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  4. Add whole dry red chili and curry leaves, saute for a couple of seconds.
  5. Add onion, season with salt and saute till translucent.
  6. Add cluster beans and add ¼ cup water, cook covered till cluster beans have turned tender.
  7. Add the ground coconut mix to the cooked cluster beans, season with enough salt, combine well and cook for a few minutes till the raw smell of coconut goes away and the mixture gets dry.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for sometime.
  9. Serve as a side dish with rice or roti.
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