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Friday, November 19, 2010

Carrot-Beans-Peas Stir fry (Poriyal)

A very healthy and quick stir-fry that needs no long explanations and goes perfectly with plain steamed rice or sambar rice. I normally use carrot and beans for the stir fry, but today, i have also added green peas, which are mildly sweet and tender that gives nice texture to your every bite. Also, green peas helps in maintaining bone health and a very good source of folic acid and vitamin B6. 
If you wanna taste the veggies with its own mild sweetness, then skip adding the chilli powder and cumin powder. And here goes the simple recipe,

1 cup Green Beans (finely chopped)
1 cup Carrot (finely chopped)
1/2 cup Green Peas (frozen & thawed)
1/2 Yellow onion (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Chilli powder
1tsp Cumin powder
3 Dry red Chilli
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
4-5 Curry leaves
2tsp Coconut (shredded)
3/4 Water
1tbsp Oil
How to:
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds, when it pops, add urad dal, dry red chilli and cumin seeds.

  • Then add onion and curry leaves and saute until onions are tender.

  • Now add the carrot, green beans and peas along with salt and saute for a couple of mins.

  • Add turmeric powder and pour the water, mix well and cook with lid closed until the veggies are tender.

  • When the water is all evaporated, add chilli powder and cumin powder and saute for another couple of mins.

  • Check salt for taste and add the shredded coconut and saute for a min in a medium-low flame.

Switch off and serve hot with sambar rice.


  1. Healthy and wholesome vegetable dish....looks delish!

  2. Smitha, Thank you for your lovely and quick response.

  3. My fav with sambar and yogurt rice,healthy and flavorful dish.

  4. Delicious and colorful stir fry.

  5. Carrot is my fav veggie, sounds and looks yum

  6. Poriyal luks colourful and delicious...

  7. Perfect side dish to have with dal & rice.
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  8. Healthy and delicious recipe.. looks awesome dear.. lovely step by step photos !!

  9. Thats a colorful stir fry up there...I neve rcombined three veggies in poriyals..will try this out sometime...

  10. woww.. a helathy recipe...looks so colorful...

  11. Delicious and very mouthwatering stir fry. Preparation very easy.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. this poriyal is heaven with rasam and sambar :)

  13. Love recipe with loads of veggies in it.

  14. Heyy Nidhya,

    Lovely poriyal.,, Neat step by step explanation and tat helps most people see wot goes in .. without scanning the ingredients...

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  15. Nice stir fry..perfect with hot rice, daal n ghee :)

    US Masala

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  17. Colorful healthy and delicious stir fry nitha.

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  19. Lovely Stir fry.....Beans is one of my fav veg and anything from beans is my fav.......nice one


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