Friday, 7 December 2012

Sri Lankan Bonchi Mallung or Kerala Green Bean Thoran?

Bonchi Mallung? Actually I am not sure whether we cook Green Beans as mallung in Sri Lanka. Anyway I haven’t tasted any Bonchi Mallung when I was in Sri Lanka. Anyway this recipe is adapted from Kerala Green Bean Thoran Recipe. Kerala recipes are more similar to Sri Lankan recipes. Therefore it is very easy to adapt. This recipe is not exactly the same as Kerala Bean Thoran but I have adapted with Sri Lankan spices and taste. So, enjoy my Bonchi Mallung recipe.


Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)
250g green beans
1 onion sliced
2-3 green chilli ,sliced
1 tpn raw curry powder
¼ tspn turmeric powder
1 inch piece cinnamon
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
3-4 tablespoons grated coconut  (grate thinly or grind coconut well)
Salt to taste
1/4 cup thin coconut milk
1 sprig Curry leaf
Optional:1/4 cup thick coconut milk

Clean & wash the beans. Cut them into very thin segments.
Mix beans, onion, Green chilli, curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, fenugreek seeds, pinch of salt  and thin coconut milk in a saucepan.
Cook until beans are cooked well.
Once beans are cooked, add grated coconut and mix well. Adjust salt.
Cook in low flame for another few seconds. Add thick coconut milk for more taste. But, still this is an optional.
Remove from cooker. Serve hot with rice and other curries.

Dont you think Kerala Thoran Recipes are more similar to Sri Lankan Mallun Recipes?

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  1. I'm intrigued ... I will definitely have to try this.

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    1. Sure you would love this...:)
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  2. so yummy beans

  3. a simple and healthy recipe..

    1. yes,easy to prepare in few minutes...

  4. lovely curry i can have this with rice :) yum

  5. healthy n easy recipe

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    1. thanks Maha,glad you are back!
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  6. these sound really nice, loving all your recipes and the photos are fab x

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