Saturday, May 22, 2010

Yardlong Beans Thoran

It has been ages i had the yardlong beans as any dish, today we went to Indian groceries, i saw these green fresh yardlong beans laying silently, i picked immediately as its kinda hard for us to get these sort of green veggies rarely nowadays, needless to say that am so happy to buy these yardlong beans as i love them as thoran, this veggies get ready really quick and the thoran with these veggies tastes awesome with any rice dish, eventhough my favourite goes for rasam rice, both rasam and this thoran tastes prefectly delicious and for me its one of my comforting food...This yardlong beans are known as asparagus beans,snake beans also as chinese long beans, this a climbing plant which produce long pods can be measure 14to 30inches..Yard-long beans belong to the same plant family as the blackeyed peas. In fact, in parts of China the bean is allowed to mature until full-fledged peas are produced in the pod. Yard-longs have a flavor similar to but not as sweet as that of a green beans, with hints of its black-eyed-pea lineage. The texture of the pod is more pliable and not as crisp as that of a green bean. Yard-long beans are most often cut into 2-inch lengths and sautéed or stir fried. Overcooking will make them mushy. These beans are rich in vitamin A and contain a fair amount of vitamin C.

Yardlong Beans Thoran

1/4kg Yardlong beans (chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
Few curry leaves
Salt
Oil

To Grind:
3tbsp Grated coconut
3nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Cumin seeds

Cook the chopped yardlong beans in microwave safe bowl with enough salt and 1cup water for 10minutes in high in microwave oven..drain the excess of water and keep aside...meanwhile grind the coconut, dry red chillies and cumin seeds as coarse paste..Heat enough oil and add the mustard seeds,curry leaves and urad dal, let them splutters..add  the chopped onions and slit opened green chillies, sauté until the onions turns transculent, now add the grounded coarse paste cook it for few minutes...finally add the already cooked yardlong beans and salt, cook everything in simmer..

Serve hot as side dish!

29 comments:

  1. wow priya its one of our favorite thoran..one of the veggies i always prefer to buy from ingro.very healthy one.looks delicious.its best com with morucurry and rice

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  2. very good recipe. Thank you.

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  3. How did you manage cooking and posting everyday? wow...impressed. Already 36 entries!

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  4. Nice looking dish. Simple and delicious :)

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  5. Priya,

    I love yardlong beans thoran. Nice one. It will be good with any curry and rice.

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  6. healthy and delicious thoran Priya

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  7. Easy to cook,delicious and healthy recipe. Looks yummy.

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  8. The thoran looks absolutely delicious. I had them growing in my garden last year and the were a great addition to any dish.

    These beans are so much more tastier than the green beans IMHO.

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  9. My husband just loves this thoran...priya...did you see my mail, dear???

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  10. Your post is going to make me look for some. It has been ages since I had it :)

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  11. This is my Dad's fav. Never made it but thanks Priya now I can surprise my Dad !!
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. i never buy this beans..but should try it sometime..

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  13. Simple and delicious curry!!

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  14. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog!!..please collect it!

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  15. i love beans..just steamed,in pasta,in rice,as veggie...healthy ...made 2day itself..wil post my version soon...looks green and lovely

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  16. Ilove these beans too, and it is really hard for us to get them too. This just looks so so droolie delcious.

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  17. they are a personal fav of ours too..but like u said hard to find.

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  18. Delicious thoran! simple and yummy!

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  19. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பர்ப்...

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  20. simple yet delicious one. Nice recipe. Awesome click..

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  21. Easy to cook,delicious and healthy recipe. Looks yummy.

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  22. Nice dish with yardlong beans Priya..must be very flavorful and tasty :)

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  23. One of my fav too..The grated coconut would have added a great flavor !!!

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  24. I love these beans. Sadly, they hardly ever show up in my grocery - and when they do, they don't look too good:(

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