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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 Rasam ! Lets get on to the recipe now…  Also sending this to Susan’s BWW


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


  • 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

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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.



  1. Santosh Bangar

    simple easy and healthy stire

  2. vaishali sabnani

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

  3. Princy Vinoth

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

  4. chef and her kitchen

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

  5. Simple and healthy thoran.

  6. Kaveri Venkatesh

    Thanks for trying this out…has turned out well

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

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


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

  10. Priya Suresh

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

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

  12. Kalyani Palya looks very nice and yummy

  13. Kalyani Palya looks very nice and yummy

  14. So healthy! And I looovveee your pic! 🙂 Do link it to my Healthy Lunch Challenge if you can.. 🙂

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

  16. I love beans and carrot combination.. Nice one.

  17. Nice looking stir fry….

  18. KrithisKitchen

    Love this combo anytime… awesome color..
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  19. Treat and Trick

    So colorful and yummy!


  20. Colourful and tasty.

  21. Goes perfect with hot steamed rice,dal n ghee 😀
    Nicely done!

  22. schmetterlingwords

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

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

  24. Sensible Vegetarian

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

  25. Very greeny curry.. Looks yummy..

  26. Amina Creations

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

  27. simple and our family fav 🙂

  28. Priya Sreeram

    nice looking platter !

  29. Thiss plater is looking delicious and healthy.
    Invitation for a potluck

  30. thanks for linking. But you also have to mention my event announcement page & smita's link too. sorry for the inconvenience!

    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

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