Carrot & Beans Thoran

Carrot & Beans Thoran

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  1. Carrot & beans – 250 gm, each
  2. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
    Green chilly – 4
    Small onion – 5
    Garlic – a small piece
    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
    Jeera (cumin) – a small pinch (optional)
  3. Salt
  4. Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  5. Curry leaves
  6. Coconut oil

Cut the beans finely and grate the carrots. Combine number 2 ingredients and mix it well using your hands. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves & the coconut mixture. Fry it for 2-3 minutes (do not make the coconut brown). Add the sliced beans, grated carrots & salt. Combine everything well. Sprinkle around 1 tbsp water & cover and cook it on low flame till its done. This should be ready in 5-10  mins, approx.

Notes: Give it a stir once in between, otherwise it may stick to the bottom. You can increase the amount of coconut if you like.

Also check out the carrot & beans thoran made by Nisha using this recipe. Attached is the pic.

Here is another pic of carrot & beans thoran made by Nisha, one of the dear reader’s of MariasMenu :)

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  • Nisha

    Thanks Maria :)

    • Abraham


      I have a suggestion to improve this. Its always better to smear the veggies with salt (and turmeric powder, if required) and steam them before frying them for about 5-10 minutes. That way, the veggies loose very little of freshness, color, flavor, crispiness and nutritional value. You will get them medium cooked in steam in 5 minutes or so. Then, depending on personal preferences, they can be fried with whatever ingredients, consistency and depth, as desired. It takes less time too, steam is an extremely efficient cooking medium, trust me. Do let me know if you find this helpful. In fact, this can be applied to almost all kinds of “malayali veg thoorans” ! Please do not try cabbage and other similar light cooked thoorans in this fashion. Those are better lightly fried directly, without steaming.

      • Maria

        Hi Abraham,

        Thanks for taking time to explain in detail, appreciate it.


  • Helujo

    not a good recipe.. wish you could improve it and post 

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  • Neeni.

    for beginers like me its a good one to try and start with

    • Maria Jose

      Thanks Neeni :)

  • Anasuya Krishna

    Thanks for the detailed instructions. I tried my first naadan dish using your recipe and it came out perfectly.

    • Maria Jose

      You are welcome Anasuya :) Nice to know that you tried the first nadan dish from here.

      Happy cooking!


  • Maria Jose

    You are welcome Sonia :) Hope you got a chance to explore the site..