Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Beans Upperi / Thoran - Kerala Style

  1. French Beans - 1/4 Kg
  2. Grated coconut - 2 - 3 Tbsp
  3. Onion - 1 small
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
  5. Green Chilly - 2- 3
  6. Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs
  7. Salt - to taste
  8. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  9. Dry Red Chilly - 2
  10. Coconut Oil/ Oil - 1 Tbsp

  • Wash the beans in water two to three times and trim off the edges ('de-fibred'), cut into one cm length pieces diagonally. (you can also cut into square, long or very fine pieces.)
  • In a bowl, mix cut beans, grated coconut, slit green chilly, chopped onion, turmeric powder and salt, along with curry leaves. Mix with our hand/spoon.
  • Heat a pan/kadai, add coconut oil / oil, splutter mustard seeds, and throw in dry red chilly. 
  • Add the prepared mix, mix well.
  • Just sprinkle a tablespoon of water and cover and cook on low flame for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in between. Check salt. Open the lid and cook until water is all absorbed and 'upperi' is dry.
  • Serve hot with rice in your lunch menu.

Sending this to Cooking with Green event by savorindian


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  2. Lovely pictures...I especially like how you've cut the beans at an angle, makes for a really pretty presentation. Thanks for submitting this to MLLA.


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