Beetroot poriyal/ stir-fry with grated coconut

You need –
  • Beetroot – 1, large, chopped into small cubes
  • Onion – 1, thinly sliced
  • Green Chilies – 1-2
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – 1/4 teaspoon               
  • Urad Dal – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Grated coconut – 2 Tablespoon
  • salt as per taste


How to –
  • Steam cook the beets till done. set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Add onion and green chilies. Saute till onions turn golden brown. Add the beetroot.
  • Saute over high heat for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the grated coconut, mix well. Turn off heat.
  • Serve hot with rice.
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Achinga payar thoran (Long beans Stir fry)


You need –
  • Long beans – 200 grams, Finely chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Green chili – 1
  • Grated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric  power – ¼ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 springs
  • Dry red chili– 1
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

How to – 

  • Grind the coconut, onion, turmeric and green chili coarsely. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in skillet, add the mustard seeds. Once they start to crackle add the red chili and curry leaves.
  • Add the beans, salt and stir well. Cover and let it cook for 3-4 mins or 3/4 done.
  • Place the coconut mixture on the top of the beans and spread on the top. Cover and cook for 2 mins.
  • Uncover, mix well and cook for further 3-4 mins. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot. 

Chemmeen-beans ularthiyathu/prawns stir fried with beans

Chemmeen-beans ularthiyathu

You need –

  • Prawns – 500 grams. 
  • Beans – 250 grams (Slit length-wise and chopped 1 inch in length)
  • Shallots – 10 nos
  • Garlic – 3 big cloves
  • Crushed dry chillies – 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 stalk
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoon

How to –

  • In a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic and shallots. Cook the prawns in boiling water with ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the crushed garlic, shallots, chilies and curry leaves  Fry till the raw smell is gone and the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add the prawns, beans and cook till the beans in done. Make sure the beans is crunchy and not over cooked.
  • Serve hot with rice and curry. I had it with curd rice..:-)
Chemmeen-beans ularthiyathu

Stir fried carrots with bean sprouts

Stir fried carrots with bean sprouts
You need – 
  • Grated carrots – 2 cups
  • Bean sprout – 1 cup roughly chopped
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Onion – thinly sliced ½ cup
  • Green chili – 1 slit
  • Dried fenugreek leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon or as required
  • Salt to taste

How to –
  • Heat oil in skillet. Add the cumin seeds. Let it crackle.
  • Add onions, green chili. Saute till onions turn golden brown.
  • Add turmeric and fenugreek leaves, and fry for a minute.
  • Add carrot, salt and mix well. Cover and cook for a 2 minutes.
  • Add the sprouts and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. Take care not to overcook the veggies.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot.
Stir fried carrots with bean sprouts