Carrot beans stir fry/thoran

Carrot Beans Stir Fry, also known as Carrot Beans Thoran, is a dish that is commonly found in South Indian cuisine. It is made by stir-frying diced carrots and green beans with a mixture of spices, such as mustard seeds, curry leaves and grated coconut. The dish is typically served as a side dish, and can be enjoyed with rice.

Here is a recipe for making Carrot Beans Stir Fry/Thoran:


  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 dried red chilies
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  2. Add dried red chilies and curry leaves, and sauté for a few seconds.
  3. Add diced carrots and green beans, and stir-fry for a few minutes.
  4. Add grated coconut, and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Serve hot with rice.

Note: You can adjust the spices and salt as per your taste preference.






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