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Carrot & Beans Stir Fry (Poriyal)

Carrot and Beans stir fry is one of the easiest stir fries to cook. It’s healthy and you can make it real quick. In South India it’s must to have porial (Stir fry ) in your meal. It’s really easy to make and good for your health too. This stir fry is one of my favorites and I make it atleast once in a week. It goes well with sambar rice, appalam poo kozhambhu etc..

Preparation Time : 30 mins
No of servings : 3-4
Spice level : 2 out of 5

Ingredients :

  • Carrot : 3 (chopped into small pieces )
  • Beans : 200gms (Chopped into small pieces)
  • Green Peas : 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Onion: 1(medium) (Finely chopped)
  • Green Chilies : 3-4 (According to your spice level)
  • Coconut : 1/2 cup (shredded)
  • Oil : 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 4-5

Method Of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a wide pan add mustard seeds, urad dal after it sputters add chopped onions.
  2. Fry them till it becomes translucent and add green chilies and salt.
  3. Fry them for 2 -3 minutes and add curry leaves, Green peas, chopped carrots and beans.
  4. Add a cup of water and cover it with a lid.
  5. Cook them for 10 – 15 minutes in medium heat or till it becomes fully cooked. Make sure there is no water in the stir fry when it’s done.
  6. Finally add shredded coconut and remove from heat.


  1. Wow, what a beautiful color, lovely looking poriyal ­čÖé

    • i ove your dishes and the way you express the photos in it i would loe to see dishes like manchurian etc

  2. Shriya,
    carrot beans poriyal looks delicious. I love them . This combo is a hit.

  3. Shriya,
    Your first picture is killing me yaar!!! Lovely poriyal with bright colors…

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. this is my favorite combo too … the stir fry looks even tastier with ur clicks … yummy : )

  5. My favourite combo, just love with rasam rice..

  6. i love poriyal n the carrot and beans one is my fav…

  7. This is my evergreen fav one. and the first picture is awesome…

  8. wow..good one…carrots make it healthy for kids too

  9. gorgeous colur,never tried using onions..Will be great with rotis

  10. I like your way of making stir fry..looks healthy and delicious..yumm

  11. lovely poriyal, my fav, tempting clicks

  12. Anytime comfort combo

  13. Lovely and simple dish ­čÖé

  14. Lovely and looks yummy. For a variation have a look at:

  15. Oh thank you so much. I was looking for something to make with Carrot and Beans, and your recipe was just perfect!

    Best Regards,

  16. Yummy! I used 500 grams of beans and 250 grammes of carrots, with onions and coconut. I ate it all by myself, with rice, rasam and curds. Then again, I do eat a lot of vegetables.

  17. Hi,
    I like ur recipes….but is it necessary to add grated coconut in the poriyal??

    • Hi Farha, No it’s not necessary. You can make it without coconut too.

  18. Hi Shriya, ur recipes look awesome… Wanna try some of them. just wanted to know how to make sprouted horse gram curry.


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