Friday, September 24, 2010

Beans Carrot Curry-Carrot Beans stir fry recipe(Poriyal)

This is a very simple low fat, stir fry recipe which is very healthy, simple and also colorful. Learn how to make Tamil Brahmin style beans carrot curry following this easy recipe.

Carrot Beans curry

Beans Carrot Stir fry-Beans Carrot Poriyal

Beans Carrot Stir fry

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   French Beans - 250 grams
   Carrots - 2 medium size
   Peas - 1/2 cup (fresh/frozen) (optional)
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Coconut (grated) - 3 tbsp
   Salt to taste

   For the Seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Dry red chillies - 2 broken into pieces
   Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig (optional)


String the beans (french beans),wash and cut it into small pieces.

Wash, peel the skin and chop the carrots.


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies, hing and curry leaves.

When urad dal turns golden brown, add the beans, chopped carrots, peas, turmeric powder and needed salt.

Sprinkle little water and cook covered on medium low heat. Stir 2-3 times in between for even cooking. You can sprinkle water 2-3 times in between, if required while stirring.

Once the beans becomes tender, add grated coconut (fresh preferable), mix well and remove from flame.

Serve this Simple Beans Carrot stir fry or Beans Carrot poriyal with rasam, sambar, kuzhambu or curd rice or roti


Note - You can do this in a pressure pan or small cooker without the whistle/weight on low or medium heat. You can also add slit green chillies.

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


  1. thats a staple in my this with tomato dal. your presentation is superb as always.

  2. Thats a colourful stir fry, looks awesome..

  3. I simply love this stirfry! Beans n carrots, great combo! :D

  4. i love them rasam rice....perfect and colorful

  5. It looks yum,really healthy...i do it atleast once a week

  6. looks yummy but healthy poriyal.... thanks for sending to my event dear....

  7. I like this fry but I don't add coconut. Nice makes a lot of difference!!!

  8. Loved the twinkle twinkle little carrot flowers...did i say that the dish sounds super too???

  9. Colorful and delicious stir fry padhu.

  10. thats a lovely stirfry , colourful too

  11. A beautiful dish, the colors of the Indian flag.

    Thanks for your yummy MLLA recipe, Padhu. As much as I dearly love dried beans, it's great to see fresh strings joining the parade. : )


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