Carrots And Beans Poriyal

A quick and easy side dish made with carrots and beans and garnished with scraped coconut. This is a popular South-Indian preparation generally served alongside rasam or dal rice.

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Carrots And Beans Poriyal

Main ingredients Carrots, French beans, Turmeric powder, Coconut oil, Split Bengal gram (chana dal), Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Mustard seeds, Curry leaves, Dried red chillies, Asafoetida, Onion, Scraped fresh coconut
Cuisine South Indian
Course Main course vegetarian
Prep time 5-10 minutes
Cook time 15-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian


  • 2 small carrots, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 10-12 French beans, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 1 teaspoon spilt skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 2 dried red chillies, broken
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup scraped fresh coconut


  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a non-stick shallow pan, add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Add French beans and carrots, mix, and cook for 8-10 minutes on a medium heat.
  2. Heat coconut oil in another non-stick pan, add split Bengal gram and spilt skinless black gram and saute for 1 minute. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  3. Add curry leaves, dried red chillies and asafoetida and sauté for a few seconds.
  4. Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add the cooked carrot and beans and mix well.
  5. Add coconut and salt and mix well .Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.