Carrot & Beans Thoran

Thoran – veg stir fry with coconut, is an integral part of everyday Kerala lunch. Thoran is made with almost any vegetable, here I’m sharing a very basic thoran recipe with easily available vegetables like carrot & beans.

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Carrot & Beans Thoran

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Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 250 gms each Carrot & beans
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 4 Green chilly (slit lengthwise)
  • 5 Small onion / Pearl onion
  • 1 tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • A small pinch Jeera ( optional)
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut oil


  • Cut the beans finely and grate the carrots. Combine coconut,green chilly, small onion, garlic, turmeric powder and jeera. Mix it well using your hands. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves & the coconut mixture. Fry it for 2-3 minutes (do not make the coconut brown). Add the sliced beans, grated carrots & salt. Combine everything well. Sprinkle around 1 tbsp water & cover and cook it on low flame till its done. This should be ready in 5-10 mins, approx.


Give it a stir once in between, otherwise it may stick to the bottom. You can increase the amount of coconut if you like.
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