Avarakkai poduthuval/ thoran (green hyacinth beans with coconut)

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy
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Number of serving: 4
¼ kg avarakkai (green hyacinth beans)

¼ tsp turmeric powder

-salt to taste

2 tbsp fresh grated coconut

2 green chillies

1) For tempering:

1½ tsp coconut oil (or sunflower oil)

-1 tsp mustard seeds

1 ½ tsp black gram lentils (urad dal)

1 sprig curry leaves


  • Wash the beans, and string them. Trim off both ends of each bean and then finely chop the beans. If there any beans which are a bit mature, shell them and discard the pods.
  • In a pan, heat the oil (coconut oil gives an authentic flavour and taste) and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the black gram lentils and sauté till they brown.
  • Now add the curry leaves, stir once and add the beans. Stir fry the beans for a couple of minutes, then add half a cup of water. Add the salt and turmeric powder and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down the heat and allow the beans to cook till done and the water has evaporated completely.


Avarakkai Poduthuval/ Thoran (Green Hyacinth Beans with Coconut), photo 1Avarakkai Poduthuval/ Thoran (Green Hyacinth Beans with Coconut), photo 2


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