Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cluster beans stir fry with coconut/Kothamarakka thoran (Serves 4)

Kothamarakka Thoran

Hey, how are y’ll doing? Life is been busy lately with trips, guests and getting some rest. The following recipe is different from the usual Kerala thorans as I have used black pepper instead of green chilly. This is a wonderful side dish for rice and as Onam is in 2 weeks you can try this simple yet different thoran for your sadya…..

Ingredients

1. Kothamarakka/Cluster beans ½ kg, chopped finely
2. Grated coconut ¼ cup
3. Cumin seeds 2 pinches
4. Black pepper powder ½ tsp
5. Mustard seeds ¼ tsp
6. Salt as needed
7. Oil 2 tsp

Preparation

  • Wash and pat dry the cluster beans/kothamarakka and finely chop them.
  • Crush together grated coconut and cumin seeds. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crackle add the chopped kothamarakka/cluster beans and mix well. Add salt and keep covered at medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring in between for once or twice to avoid burning.
  • Open lid and add the pepper powder, mix well and saute for 5 more minutes.
  • Next add the crushed coconut mixture and incorporate well. Cook for another 2 minutes and remove from flame.
  • Serve with rice.

Cheers!!!
Suji

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