Wednesday 8 August 2018

Carrot Beans Thoran | Carrot Beans Poriyal | Kerala Onam Sadhya Recipe

Today's recipe is a simple and easy-peasy side dish with beans and carrot. It is another quick dish that you can prep for your Onam Sadhya :) This is a colourful dish and can grab the attention of toddlers too.. Ohh but not all toddlers and if at all, not always ;) That's the way with toddlers right :D I'm sure everyone has their own way of making this dish and while I was typing out the recipe was thinking if at all this needs to be blogged :D But you know, then I felt this is how I make it and sometimes even I google the simplest of recipes just to get some insight or confidence or coz 'I have not made it before, so let me check' thoughts. So I thought chalo, let me blog it anways ! And so, here's how I make this simple deli thoran with carrot & beans :)

I Took: 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Serves : 3-4 persons

I Used:

Coconut Oil
100 gm/0.5 cups (chopped) 
100 gm/0.5 cups (chopped) 
1 tbsp
¼ tsp
Turmeric powder-¼ tsp
Curry Leaves
As needed
A sprig

To Pulse:

Coconut-½ cup
Green Chilly-1 no

The Way:

1. Scrape away the skin of the carrot. Nip away the ends of the beans. Then rinse them well in water. And chop them finely into small quarter inch pieces.

2. In a pan take the chopped carrots and beans along with ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt and little water. Allow them to cook covered in a medium low flame until done. Check in between if water is sufficient, take care not to overcook or burn. When cooked transfer to a plate and keep them aside

3. Coarsely pulse together the grated coconut and green chilly in mixie without adding water. Do not grind to a smooth paste. Just 3-4 pulse until all the ingredients get crushed and mixed well would be sufficient

4. In the same pan used to boil the veggies, heat the coconut oil. Splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves

5. Add the ground coconut paste and and saute for 2-3 minutes. Now add the cooked carrot & beans and give a nice stir. Then switch off the flame in a minute or two and serve

Serve along with brown rice, Sambar and pappad or as a side dish in your Onam Sadhya :)


  • Coconut is the key ingredient for thoran. So do not compromise on it :)
  • If needed can add 2-3 shallots and a tsp ¼ of cumin seeds while pulsing the coconut. We prefer it this way, so I do not add them
  • If you need a crunch, can add a tsp of urad dal while tempering the mustard as well




  1. Very true,sometimes I too wonder should I blog such and such recipe but in the end as you said everyone has their own way of preparing a dish :)

    Healthy and a lovely side dish to go along with a moru curry and rice...

  2. Anything prepared with coconut has got to be delicious!



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