Kanji Payar Thoran Whole Green Beans Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Whole green beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Cumin seeds1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Green chili1
 Coconut1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
 Salt To Taste
For the seasoning
 Refined vegetable oil2 Teaspoon
 Mustard seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dry red chili1 , broken into 3 pieces
 Curry leaves4
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 115 Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g14.6%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 104.3 mg4.3%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.8%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 2 g3.5%

Vitamin A 3.3% Vitamin C 13.6%

Calcium 1.6% Iron 5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. The green beans may be lightly roasted for two minutes before cooking. This prevents it from getting mashed.
2. Wash and clean the beans and cook covered in 3 cups boiling water. When it starts to boil, half open the pan and cook till the water is almost absorbed.
3. Grind together cumin seeds and turmeric powder. Crush garlic, green chilli and grated coconut. Mix the ground ingredients together.
4. Before all the water evaporates ladle the ground ingredients into the centre of the cooked beans and cover it with some of the beans. When steam escapes, stir gently using the handle of the ladle and let it dry without getting mashed. Add salt and mix well.
5. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add chilli and curry leaves and fry lightly. Add to the thoran.