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Beans Poriyal | Beans Thoran

Beans Poriyal is one of the common Poriyal in South India made using green beans, grated coconut along with tempering. It's easy to make, healthy and tasty accompaniment to most of the rice varities. It's low calorie vegetable and good for all ages.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Accompaniment, Poriyal
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 500 grams Beans
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt adjust to your taste
  • 2 tsp Grated Coconut

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 1 nos Red Chili
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil


  • Wash and finely chop the Beans and keep it aside
  • Heat the oil in the pan, add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter add the urad dal and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add broken chilli.
  • Add the chopped beans. Sprinkle some water and add turmeric powder along with salt. Cover the pan and allow the beans to cook completely. Intermittently give it a good mix.
  • Approximately in about 10 minutes the beans will get cooked. When the beans is fully cooked and becomes soft and tender, add grated coconut and mix it well. You may want to saute for a few more seconds to ensure that there are no residual water in the pan. Finally remove from flame
  • The yummy beans poriyal is ready to serve


  1. You can cook Carrot, Beetroot, Cabbage and other vegetables in the same way
  2. For spice, you can add a teaspoon of sambar powder or chili powder. I made it mild. 
  3. For Thoran, usually onion will also be added to the vegetable. You can mix onion with this thorn. I made it as 'no onion no garlic'. 


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 2.1mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 3.9g | Vitamin A: 5.5IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 4.3mg | Iron: 8.5mg