Green Bean, Corn, and Coconut Stir-Fry (Thoren)
Green Bean, Corn, and Coconut Stir-Fry (Thoren)
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    I grew up on green beans thoren, and while I'll never tire of its crunchy deliciousness, I think adding corn makes it even better. And even though people don't often associate stir-fries with Indian cooking, this dish is a favorite in Kerala. It's a combination of diced vegetables and coconut, but the key is moistening the coconut so it can soak up the ground spices first. This recipe is part of our menu for Sadhya, a South Indian feast.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup grated dried unsweetened coconut
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 small fresh green chile, such as serrano, Thai, or jalapeño, slit lengthwise with stem end intact
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1/4 cup water
    • Salt
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
    • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
    • 15 to 20 fresh curry leaves (optional)
    • 1 pound green beans, thinly sliced crosswise (1/4 inch)
    • 3 ears corn, kernels cut from cobs

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 135 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 12 g 17.96%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 33.55%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 13 mg 0.53%
    • Calcium: 34 mg 3.43%
    • Potassium: 176 mg 5.03%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.26%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 10.93%
    • Vitamin C 16.46%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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