Thursday, March 21, 2019

Beans-Carrot Poriyal / Green Beans and Carrot Stir Fry

Beans-carrot Poriyal / Green Beans and Carrot Stir Fry

Beans-carrot poriyal is a very common side dish for meals in any south Indian home. excellent side dish for sambar or rasam or curd rice. 

if you ask me, i can eat it like an 11 o clock snack 😋. i always had the habit of eating such veg stir fries as snack. as usual my mother used to yell at me 😈. 

this is such a easy, elegant and healthy dish. but you cannot make this through out the year. sometimes the green beans prices hit the peak when it is Rs. 100 per kg or even more. 

when i was a kid the common green beans which were available were sort of flat and long. but that variety is now gone and those which are available are cylindrical beans. i found those flat green beans were tastier.

today i made drumstick sambar and hence i decided to make this poriyal for side. let me show you how i make this simple colourful poriyal. talking about colourful.. this has the three colours of our national flag - green, orange (saffron) and white from coconut. 😀.


  • Green beans - 250 grams
  • Carrot - 250 grams
  • green chillies - 3 (slit)
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • coconut grating - 3 tablespoons
  • salt as per taste
  • coconut oil - 2 teaspoon
  • curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • coriander leaves for garnish
  • Tempering ingredients: mustard seeds, urad dhal, asafoetida and oil.


  • heat few teaspoons of oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
  • let it splutter, then add the slit green chillies and finely chopped carrot and green beans.
  • add salt, turmeric powder and stir.
  • sprinkle some water and cover it.
  • cook for 15 minutes.
  • open the pan and let the water dry up.
  • once water is fully gone, add the coconut gratings, curry leaves and stir again.
  • finally finish it up with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and coriander leaves.
  • the green beans-carrot poriyal with awesome coconut oil flavour is ready.
Happy cooking !!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Paneer Pasanda

Paneer Pasanda

Paneer pasanda is another paneer gravy dish which is quiet easy to make as there is no chopping of onion and tomato.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Kadamba Saadham - Comfort Food on a Cold day

Kadamba Saadham - Country Food with Native Vegetables

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Kadamba saadham(rice).. i was not familiar with this rice until few years back when i read the recipe in a cook book during Navarathri festival.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

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Fried rice - its such a simple rice dish, not too strong, yet flavourful. colourful for the eyes and satisfies the taste buds. if it is accompanied by some perfect side dish like any manchurian gravies.. it can satisfy your soul too !

Friday, November 16, 2018

Kathirikkai-Murungakai Sambar - Namma Sambar !!

Kathirikkai & Murungakai Sambar - My Style.

Sambar.. in my house was never like the restaurant style or like any of you would guess. It is close-to-my-heart dish. This sambar will be plain without any heavy spice. May be that is the reason why I was initially very very fond of hotel-sambar. once I learnt to make the hotel-sambar I started making it quiet often. But then

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mysore Pak - Deepavali Is Just Around the Corner !

Mysore Pak - Melting Ghee-licious South Indian Sweet

Mysore pak - I was not a very big fan of Mysore pak during my childhood days. But I saw people going crazy for this simple not-so-soft or not-very-flavourful south Indian sweet. Especially my father. I remember, this Mysore pak used to be an important sweet in the wedding sweets ("Kalyana seer palakaram" list along with boondhi laddoo and badusha).

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Kanchipuram Idli (Kovil Idli) - Idli with a Flavour

Kanchipuram Idli - Idli with a Flavour

Kanchipuram idli is fondly known as "kovil idli". Kovil means temple in Tamil.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Udacha Kadalai Laddu / Fried Gram Laddu

Udacha Kadalai Laddu or Pottu Kadalai Laddu or Fried Gram Laddu

If there is any laddu recipe which is easy to make, healthy and good to eat.. then it is this pottu kadalai or udacha kadalai laddu.
Our people used to call it as udacha kadalai and many of my friends call it as pottu kadalai or chutney paruppu. Its a very healthy pulse variety. It is extremely rich in iron content. Excellent snack for kids.

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