12 February 2009

Snow pea Thoran

How to make snow pea


1) Snow pea - 150 Gm( chopped)
2) Big onion – 1 no( Chopped)
3) Green Chilly – 2 nos.
4) Cumin seeds/ jeerakam- 1 pinch
5) Turmeric – 2 pinch
6) Garlic glove -1 small pod
7) Shallots ( kunjjulli) – 2-3 nos.
8) Grated coconut – ½ cup

For seasoning

1) Dry chilly – 1-2 nos. (Broken)
2) Mustard seeds- 1 ½ teaspoon
3) Shallot – 2-3 nos. (Chopped)
4) Curry leaves – As required
5) Oil- 1-2 table spoon. (Coconut oil /any vegetable oil)


Chop the snow pea in to thin round shapes then mix the beans with littlie water, chopped big onion and salt then cook in a medium low-heat for about 8 minutes. In the Mean time pulse the coconut, turmeric powder, green chilly, garlic pod, shallots and cumin seeds for 1 second in a grinder then make a hole in the center of the mound of the snow pea & put the coconut/spice mixture over there then cook few minutes again. Check the pan frequently since the water will evaporate fast. Sauté and mix the snow pea well and do a taste test and adjust the salt. Then stir again for another 2 minutes in a medium flame to resolve the water content.

Then heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds then add broken dry chilly , chopped shallots and curry leaves one by one and sauté until the shallot becomes golden brown then pour this seasoning over the long beans. Your long beans thoran is ready to serve.

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