Thursday, 26 July 2012

Carrot Peas Thoran and an award

Thoran basically is a stir fry with coconut. In Kerala, almost always onions and garlic are added to the thoran. Enjoy this super healthy and colourful thoran! It is kind of the similar thing as the Tamil Poriyal.


Onion 1
Carrot 4 cups chopped
Peas 1 cup (i used frozen)
Coconut 1/2 cup
Green Chillies 2
Cumin 1 tsp
Curry Leaf few
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When it sputters, add urad dal. When it starts to colour, add the chopped onions and some curry leaves (save some for the coconut paste).

2. Saute till it turns translucent. Add turmeric powder. Mix well.

3. Add the chopped carrots. Mix well. Sprinkle a little water and cook with lid on.

4. In the meanwhile, grind the coconut, cumin, curry leaf and green chilli into a coarse powder. Just pulse once in the mixie without water. You can optionally add some garlic as well.

5. When the carrots are almost cooked, add the peas, the coconut mix and some salt. Mix well.

6. Cook for a few more minutes and switch off.

Goes well with rasam rice or with any kozhambu or sambar.

Award time again... Thank you Shabna for thinking of me. Guys, please do checkout her blog for some amazing recipes.


  1. Nice thoran...Like the combo of carrots and peas.
    Congrats on your award dear

  2. Congrats roshni :) carrot and peas makes good combo..

  3. Simple & delicious

  4. Looks lovely

  5. colorful and delicious poriyal..congrats:)

  6. Congrats for the award..loved this crisp and healthy thoran

  7. Healthy & delicious thoran!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner