Pharasbee Thoran

With start of the new academic year for my elder one, much of my time is diverted to concentrate on his new activities, new lessons and not to forget his exams in the first month itself ! In such a scenario, when I am pressed for time or have less time to cook/blog, I see to it that my cooking menu remains simple and I opt to blog for quick and easy recipes. Now without doing much blah blah, I go directly to write down a simple yet tasty thoran recipe. Thanks Gayatri Praveen Kamath for this recipe.


French beans - 250 gms [ The original recipe mentioned use of Long beans]
Coconut grated /frozen 1/2 cup
Onion chopped 1/2 cup
Small onions sliced 1/4 cup [ I didn't have them hence not added to this recipe]
Green chilli 1 [ You can increase them as per your preference]
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Salt as per taste
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Red chillies 2
Coconut oil 2 tsp


Wash the beans, remove the ends and chop them finely. Chop onions and green chillies. Keep them aside. Grind grated coconut [ you can use frozen coconut too], green chillies, onions, turmeric powder and curry leaves coarsely. Do not add water while grinding. Mix together the chopped beans and ground coconut onion mixture. Add salt as per the taste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and as they splutter, add dry red chillies, curry leaves, sliced small onions [I didn't add the small onions] and saute them till onions turn translucent. Add the beans mixture and stir well. Sprinkle some water at this point if needed. Cover and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes or till the beans gets cooked. Place it in a bowl and serve it warm as a side dish to chappatis or with rice and rasam.

Happy cooking !!!


  1. Bhaari chanda upkari/thoran the idea of toran wt thoran..just dropped a 'H' wt lot of art!! OSM..

    1. Many thanks Purni,,, thats the design what comes to my mind when I hear about Thoran :P

  2. Lovely presentation