Thursday, December 07, 2006

Beans Thoran / Upperi - Seasoned French Beans

Thoran or Upperi as is called in Kerala is a dry preparation of different vegetables, which is seasoned with spices and garnished with coconut. Non-veg thoran with egg and fish are also prepared.


500 gm - French beans, chopped to a medium size
1 small - Onion, diced
1 to 2 tsp - crushed red chili powder
1/2 tsp -Turmeric powder
1/2 cup - Grated coconut
Salt to taste


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
Few curry leaves


1 ) In a kadai or wok heat oil and add mustard. After mustard pops, add curry leaves.

2 ) Add french beans, onion, crushed red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Stir well and mix in the spices.

3 ) Sprinkle some water and close with a lid tightly and cook on a low heat.

4 ) When the beans is cooked, add the grated coconut and mix in well. Cook for 2 more minutes and take off stove.

Serve as a side dish with rice.

Also try making French beans like the Asparagus Thoran recipe.

1 comment:

irina said...

Thank you so much for this recipe -- I've made it several times now, with cabbage as well as beans.