Beans/Payar thoran

Beans/Payar thoran

Kerala side dish that goes well with rice.

Teena Mathew


  1. 250 Grams Beans Payar /
  2. 1 Teaspoon chopped ginger finely
  3. 1 Teaspoon chopped garlic finely
  4. 3 - 4 Tablespoons coconut grated
  5. 3 - 4 green chillies
  6. 3 Tablespoons water
  7. 6 Tablespoons Onion
  8. 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
  10. 2 Tablespoons Oil
  11. 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  12. To Taste Salt


15 mins
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    Chop onion. Slit the green chilies. Keep aside

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    Chop the beans thinly. For ease you can pulse them using a chopper/food processor.

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    Heat oil in a kadai or skillet. Add the mustard seeds.

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    Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the chopped onion, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and slit green chilies. Saute until the onion becomes translucent.

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    Add the coconut and saute for 30 seconds or so.

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    Add the chopped beans, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.

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    Sprinkle water and cover and cook on low to medium heat until soft. Takes about 10-15 minutes.

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    Serve with rice

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