Carrot Beans Poriyal (stir fry) also known as Thoran in Kerala is a very simple side dish that’s served along with rice for lunch. While the poriyal is served as a accompaniment in some wedding lunches in Tamilnadu, the carrot beans thoran finds a place in the Onam Sadhya in neighboring Kerala. This quick and easy stir fry is a medley of flavors and colors that’s light on stomach as well.
If you are a diabetic or on a diet, make sure to skip the grated coconut and the addition of coconut oil in this recipe and also if you are game, you can finish up this entire cooking process in the microwave itself by just using 1/2 tsp of oil while seasoning.
- You can cook the entire dish in coconut oil itself. If you are worried about calories, use regular cooking oil.
- Using coconut oil at the end is optional but it imparts an authentic flavor to the dish.
- Using fresh coconut gives a nice flavor and aroma.
- Make sure that you chop the carrots and beans of equal thickness for even cooking.