Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Thoran with Green beans/Carrot/Beetroot

Thoran is one of the best Satvik Delicacy from Kerala. I have greatly adapted Thoran style in my day to day cooking. It is a combination of two or three vegetables cooked in absoulte simple way.It is colorful and packed with nutrition of true vegetable taste.

This particular combination of Green beans+Carrot+Beetroot thoran is picked from Kannur region.

  1. Two cups cut fresh green beans.
  2. One full Beetroot diced in small cubes.( Boil in microwave for 8 minutes)
  3. 4 Big Carrots diced in small cubes.( Boil in microwave for 8 minutes)
  4. 3 stems of curry leaves.
  5. 2 green chillies chopped.
  6. Salt/Turmeric powder.
  7. 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds.
  8. 1 Tb.spoon cooking oil.
  9. 1 Cup fresh shredded coconut.
  10. One cup chopped fresh cilantro.
Method Of Cooking:-
  1. Take heavy gauge big size pot and heat 1 Tb.spoon oil.Add mustard seeds and as they start splattering add one stem of Curry leaf.
  2. Add cut green beans and turmeric powder and mix well. Set flames on high heat and let it cook for 5 minutes.Keep stiring.
  3. Reduce flames to medium and sprinkle little water over beans..add some salt and let it cook for another 5 minutes with lid on top.
  4. Drain out water from boiled carrot and mix with Green beans.Add another stem of fresh curry leaves and remaining chopped green chillies.Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain out water from boiled Beetroot and add to the pot.Stir and mix well.Add last stem of curry leaves and half cup fresh shredded coconut.Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Lastly add chopped cilantro and remaining coconut.You will be amazed to see this vibrant colored healthy Thoran.Enjoy with rice or roti.

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