November 2, 2011

Beans Carrot Thoran ~ Beans Carrot Palya

This week of Blog hop, I am paired with Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal. Being a south Indian myself, most recipes were common. I chose a simple to make but yummy Thoran (Stir fry in English, Palya in Kannada or Curry in Tamil). Its a very simple dish - Beans Carrot Thoran - that you can put together with very few ingredients. Although addition on onions is optional in such dry curries, in most South Indian homes, onions are not added. Feel free to saute 1 chopped onion to this dish if you prefer. You can saute the chopped veggies in oil, but I pressure cook for 2 whistles prior to sauteeing it with literally just 1 tsp of oil. This dish goes very well with hot rice and Rasam. My favourite preference is to have this with Rice & Poricha RasamLets get on to the recipe now...  Also sending this to Susan's BWW





Prep time : 10 mins. Cooking time : 10 mins, Serves : 2


Ingredients:

  • French beans - finely diced - 1 cup
  • Carrots - finely diced - 1/2 cup
  • Shelled fresh / frozen peas - a handful (optional)
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Tempering : Mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies -2
  • Salt - to taste
  • Grated coconut + coriander leaves - for garnish
Check out similar dry curries here

Method:
1) Wash, clean and chop the veggies into fine bits. Ensure both the vegetables are cut to the same size. 
2) Pressure cook the veggies along with green peas for 2 whistles with very minimum water (I usually keep these veggies in a separate container when I am cooking my Toor Dal for Rasam or when cooking rice to save on fuel)
3) Once the veggies are cooked, drain all water in a separate vessel (tip: this water is very healthy, so you can actually drink it up as its full of vitamins).
4) In a skillet, add oil. splutter the mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies. Add a pinch of hing / asafoetida to this and saute. Now add the boiled veggies, salt, grated coconut and coriander leaves and give it a quick stir. 
5) Yummy Beans-Carrot Thoran is ready in a jiffy ! Goes well with Curd rice / plain rice / Rasam Rice / Sambhar or even hot fluffy phulkas. Serve with any dal of your choice.

33 Foodie Comments:

Santosh Bangar on November 02, 2011 said...

simple easy and healthy stire

vaishali sabnani on November 02, 2011 said...

I hardly make s.indian..surely hubby dear wud love this light n simple side dish!!

Princy Vinoth on November 02, 2011 said...

this is so common in south indian kitchens and yet yumy!

Prathibha on November 02, 2011 said...

one of the common curries at our place too..love d combo

Chandrani on November 02, 2011 said...

Simple and healthy thoran.

Kaveri on November 02, 2011 said...

Thanks for trying this out...has turned out well

Kadhyaa on November 02, 2011 said...

Kalyani these are my all time fav..looks yummy..

mykitchentrials on November 02, 2011 said...

A standard healthy comfort food, that can be made it in a jiffy!

rajani

Susan and Abraham on November 02, 2011 said...

I am in love with stir-fry, regards susan of Chacko's Kitchen

Priya on November 02, 2011 said...

Wat a fabulous thoran, i can have it with anything.

Anusha Praveen on November 02, 2011 said...

Colourful and yummy. This is one of my favourite palyas. I also add cabbage and green peas to them.

veena krishnakumar on November 02, 2011 said...

Kalyani Palya looks very nice and yummy

veena krishnakumar on November 02, 2011 said...

Kalyani Palya looks very nice and yummy

Kavi... on November 02, 2011 said...

So healthy! And I looovveee your pic! :) Do link it to my Healthy Lunch Challenge if you can.. :)
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Radhika on November 02, 2011 said...

Simple and filling. I too would love it with rasam.

Archana on November 02, 2011 said...

Personally beans and I stay apart but you hav esold me to this veggie. Bookmarked.Hosting an event which I am calling Back to our Roots Also hosting for Nov’11 Veggie Food for the Month_Raw Banana.

Sumee on November 02, 2011 said...

I love beans and carrot combination.. Nice one.

soujanya on November 02, 2011 said...

Nice looking stir fry....
delicious!!

Krithi's Kitchen on November 02, 2011 said...

Love this combo anytime... awesome color..
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Treat and Trick on November 02, 2011 said...

So colorful and yummy!


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simply.food on November 02, 2011 said...

Colourful and tasty.

aipi on November 03, 2011 said...

Goes perfect with hot steamed rice,dal n ghee :D
Nicely done!
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schmetterlingwords on November 03, 2011 said...

I could just repeat aipi's words. I just love it with hot rice and paruppu rasam with ghee. Perfect thoran :)

Uma on November 03, 2011 said...

A simple, evergreen, healthy and comfort thoran with steamed rice.

Sensible Vegetarian on November 03, 2011 said...

A very frequent curry in my kitchen too, looks fantastic.

Sreevalli on November 03, 2011 said...

Very greeny curry.. Looks yummy..

Amina Khaleel on November 03, 2011 said...

wow.. fabulous colour... looks easy to prepare and delicious...

Harini on November 03, 2011 said...

simple and our family fav :)

ANU on November 03, 2011 said...

wow very nice thoran...very colorful too!


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Vardhini on November 03, 2011 said...

Healthy and tasty ..

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Priya Sreeram on November 03, 2011 said...

nice looking platter !

Vatsala. on November 03, 2011 said...

Thiss plater is looking delicious and healthy.
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thanks for linking. But you also have to mention my event announcement page & smita's link too. sorry for the inconvenience!

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