Broad bean thoran

Broad bean thoran

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Indian Food Made Easy
Serves
2
Photographer
Vanessa Courtier

The British summer would somehow be incomplete without our tender, young, glistening broad beans. I love them as they are and generally prefer not to cook them, but they are perfect in this simple south Indian dish. I feel the need to grate fresh coconut to go with these beans to retain their inherent freshness and there is a simple, inexpensive gadget called a coconut scraper that helps me do this in minutes. If you are a coconut fan, it is well worth investing in one for beautiful, fluffy, sweet coconut flesh. This is a great side dish to accompany any summery meal or a quick protein snack, and you can even make it out of season using frozen beans.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon coconut or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 green chilli, left whole
200g fresh or frozen broad beans, podded and thawed if using frozen
salt, to taste
40g grated fresh coconut
8 fresh curry leaves, torn in half

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the seeds and fry for 30 seconds. Add the onion, ginger and green chilli and cook for about 4 minutes over a lowish heat until the onions have softened.
  2. Add the beans, salt and a splash of water and cook for 1 minute to warm through. Stir in the coconut and torn curry leaves, turn the heat down, cover, and cook for 2 minutes. Give the pan a stir and serve.
Tags:
Indian
Anjum
Anand
simple
easy
fast
quick
weeknight
midweek
mid-week
dinner
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