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Carrot Beans Thoran | Beans Carrot Stir Fry

Thoran is an easy and healthy South Indian stir fry. Carrot beans thoran is one of the most common and simplest stir fry that goes well with any South Indian gravy - be it a sambar, rasam or kuzhambu. It even tastes great with plain white rice mixed with ghee. This simple thoran can also be made for the onasadya.

This is a quick and basic thoran recipe that beginners in cooking can easily try. Garlic adds a lovely flavor to the thoran but if you can skip it if you do not want. Carrot and beans have high nutritional values and this stir fry is a delicious way to include them in our daily meals. Serve this thoran with any South Indian gravy.


Serves 3-4

Simple stir fry with carrot, beans and coconut


3 medium size carrots, cut into small cubes
2 cup chopped beans
½ tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil

To grind:
½ cup grated coconut
2 green chillies
5-6 curry leaves
2 cloves garlic (optional)

For the tempering:
1 tsp mustard seeds
¾ tsp split urad dal
Pinch of asafoetida / hing / kaayam
Few curry leaves
1 dried red chilly, broken


1. Coarsely grind coconut, green chillies, curry leaves and garlic without adding any water. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add urad dal, asafoetida, red chilly and curry leaves. Fry till dal turns golden.

3. Add the carrot, beans, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Saute for 2 minutes. Then add the ground coconut and combine.

4. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Take care not to overcook the vegetables.

5. Stir fry for another 3-4 minutes or until it becomes dry.


  1. My favorite thooran.looks perfect

  2. very healthy and colorful thoran....

  3. My mom makes similar way! but dont grind anything!! This looks so wonderful reminds me of the taste this simple dish carry :)

  4. lovely combo. i too mix this both..yummy.

  5. Thoran looks really yummy and colorful against the white rice.

  6. Delicious throan love this combo a lot.

  7. Healthy and delicious curry

  8. delicious, also love the concept veggies equal to rice!!!

  9. thats an colorful thoran and looks so yummy :)


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