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Beans & Carrot Poriyal (South Indian Salad with Beans and Carrot)

31 Mar

Beans Carrot Poriyal

Poriyal is one of the easy way of cooking vegetable without the loss of nutrients.  First do the tempering and add vegetable of your choice and allow it to cook till 80- 90 %. Finally add the coconut for rich taste. In South Indian tradition, Poriyal is one of the side dish in noon meals. Carrot , Beans , Cabbage, Spinach are the usual vegetable used in Poriyal. I have tried Brocolli , Capsicum, Kohlrabi. All of them tastes wonderful. So go ahead and try enjoying Indian salad (poriyal).

Ingredients :

  1. Oil – 1Tsp
  2. Mustard – 1/2 Tsp
  3. Urad dhal – 1 Tsp
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch
  5. Curry leaves – 1 Strand
  6. Onion – 1/2 finely diced
  7. Beans and – 2 cup ( Finely cut in to small pieces)
  8. Carrot -1/2 cut in to small pieces
  9. Salt for taste.
  10. Coconut – 1/4 cup , Scrapped ( you can use dry scrapped coconut, but fresh coconut gives a better taste )


1. Add the oil to hot pan. Add one by one mustard , urad dhal , Asafoetida and curry leaves.

2. Fry it for couple of seconds. Add onion and fry till golden brown color.

3. Add Beans and carrot to pan and mix it gently. Sprinkle few drops of water to add more moisture to cook .

4. Add salt to it. Cover it and cook in a slow flame for 15 mins.

5.  Before serving add coconut and mix it up.

Tip : 1. You can also add  poriyal to Rice and have a poriyal rice.

2.Try to mix the vegetables as it gives a nice contrast in color and attractive.

3. Green Vegetables retain the color if it is cooked open without lid.