Friday, October 14, 2011

Yard Long Beans Thoran | Payaru or Karamani Thoran



Yard long beans or payaru was one vegetable which I liked very much during my childhood. I preferred this to the other varieties of beans. But after I finished college and came home, my taste had changed. The reason being hostel food. Though there were many things which were really good in the hostel menu, but certain things like this payaru thoran, cabbage thoran etc, were made in a slightly different way and not only that: - what happens when one is fed with a particular item on every other day. You start developing a kind of dislike towards it, right! I guess that’s what happened to me. I took an aversion to cabbage and yard long beans.
From then on, whenever these veggies were cooked at home, mom would make something else for me. Still every now and then I was forced to have it at some place or the other. But after coming to Hyderabad, these yard long beans have become a kind of rarity. In this 1 ½ years of stay here, payaru has been prepared only once, reason being lack of availability of good fresh ones. Now I have again started craving for these beans.
Yesterday, I found some really fresh payaru and immediately picked it up and prepared this thoran today. I relished it a lot as it has been quite some time since I ate it. How things change with time isn’t it!
This simple thoran goes very well with plain rice and Sambar or rasam.

What you’ll need

1.       Yard Long Beans/ Payaru/Karamani – ½ Kg
2.       Scraped Fresh Coconut – 2 tbsps
3.       Green Chillies – 1 or 2
4.       Turmeric powder – a pinch
5.       Salt to taste

For Seasoning

1.       Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
2.       Urad Dal Split – ½ tsp
3.       Curry Leaves – a few
4.       Oil – 2 tsps

Method

Wash the beans. Trim the ends and chop it into small pieces.

Grind the coconut, chillies and curry leaves without  adding water.

Heat a Kadai with oil, add mustard seeds, once it splutters add the urad dal. Once the urad dal changes color, add the curry leaves. Next add the chopped beans, a pinch of turmeric and salt to taste. Also add about 1/3 cup of water. Cover and cook on medium flame. Keep checking once in a while, as the water will evaporate. Add more water if required. And cover and cook till the beans are done.
Now add the ground coconut and mix well.



Yummy thoran is ready to be served with rice and Sambar.

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33 comments:

Padhu said...

Love simple stir fry like this .

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Long beans r Kerala's specialVeg.Luv this yumm stir-fry.

Sravs said...

Yummy and delicious fry !!

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Santosh Bangar said...

simple easy ,tasty thoran

Tina said...

Easy nd delicious thoran...

Hari Chandana said...

Simple and healthy recipe.. looks perfect !!
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Prathima Rao said...

A nice & simple & comforting thoran :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

vineetha said...

I buy this every week .Love it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and yummy curry. it has been ages since i made this

divya said...

Simple and healthy recipe.. looks perfect !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

My husband loves this :)

R said...

yard long beans r my fav. this looks so healthy and flavorful.

Swathi said...

I make thorans with little bit cumin powder, this one looks delicious.

sangee vijay said...

good one dear...love the addition of shredded coconut to the thoran...yummy!!!

Pushpa said...

I like this veggie too,thoran looks yummy.

Panchamrutham said...

One of my favorite among thoran

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Sobha Shyam said...

simple delicious and healthy thoran..

Suja said...

My favorite thoran..delicious

Uma said...

Thoran is awesome kaveri. Even during my stay at hostel I almost got fed up with the repeated foods. But now, as I am the cook, enjoying with my fav food. :-)

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Uma
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Super delicious one Kaveri, looks very nice.

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Prathibha said...

lovely thoran....looks delicious

Pari said...

Hi. First time here and following u now.
Love the long yard beans anytime and making thoran sounds good.

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Priya said...

Love this thoran simply with some rice and papads.

Jay said...

looks perfect n yummm
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Rani said...

Hey, I have been looking for this recipe for a long time....glad to find it..Its so healthy and simple..want to add it to my list of healthy recipes...

Kadhyaa said...

that looks simple yet yummy..

saffronstreaks said...

Thoran looks perfect, loved it but dread the cutting the beans into such small pieces

thanx for sharing it with healing foods

Gayathri NG said...

perfect fry well accompain with rasam rice...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I like to eat this payaru as such raw if its tender. Tastes great,loved this recipe

Alpana said...

Thoran looks perfect........Thanks for sharing.

myscrawls said...

Easy and healthy recipe! Very nice.

SouthIndianHome said...

Simple and healthy dish

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