Beans-Carrots Poriyal (Stir-Fry)

Beans-Carrots Poriyal (Stir-Fry) is a popular dish in South Indian cuisine that combines the flavors of beans and carrots. The dish is typically made by sautéing the vegetables with spices and coconut.

Here’s a simple recipe for making Beans-Carrots Poriyal:


  • 1 cup beans (french beans), trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds start to splutter, add the green chili and curry leaves.
  3. Add the chopped beans and grated carrots to the pan and stir well.
  4. Add salt to taste and stir well.
  5. Cover and cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir occasionally to prevent the vegetables from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  7. Once the vegetables are cooked, remove the pan from heat and add grated coconut.
  8. Stir well and serve with rice or chapati.

Note: You can adjust the amount of spices according to your taste preference. And you can add any other vegetable of your choice to make it more nutritious and flavorful.






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