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Thoran (vegetables simmered in coconut milk)



  • lb. Beans/Carrot/Yellow or Mexican Squash/Beetroot note: If using Carrot or Beetroot, grate them. If others, cut them into small pieces (cubes). You can also use carrot and beans together; then cut carrots too into small cubes.
  • tsp. chile powder
  • tsp. turmeric powder
  • c. dessicated/shredded coconut
  • 1/3 onion cut into small pieces
  • oil
  • salt
  • mustard seeds
  • curry leaves (optional).


Heat oil, fry mustard seeds, then add onion, and stir until it turns light brown. Then add salt, then chile and turmeric, and stir well. Add coconut, stir well for while, and then add the veg. Cover it and cook on a low flame. Give a stir once a while between a couple of minutes, until it is cooked. Thoran ready! (You can add cumin powder [a pinch] too if you like.)