Thursday, October 12, 2006

Carrot and Beans Palya

Carrot Beans Palya

I love palyas (cooked vegetables without gravy) because they are usually very easy to prepare. They can be had with rotis or just plain white bread or as a side with rice and saaru(a thin sambar). This particular version of carrot and beans palya can be mixed with rice and a little bit of ghee and it tastes divine!

1 1/2 cups chopped Green Beans
1 1/2 cups chopped Carrots
2-3 Tbsp shredded Coconut
4-5 green chillies/serrano peppers
1 Tbsp chopped Cilantro
1 Tbsp Lime juice
Salt to taste
For Tempering:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 Tbsp Oil
A pinch of Asafoetida

Grind the shredded coconut and green chillies together.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida and turmeric. When the seeds splutter, add the carrots & beans and fry for a few minutes. Add salt. Cover and cook on low heat till well cooked.
Add the ground paste and fry for a few minutes. Add the lime juice.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.


shruti said...

it looks yummy....

Prema Sundar said...

Looks nice and is different from the way I make.Thanks for the recipe

Foodie's Hope said...

Another good and healthy recipe!!
Always nice to see the some recipes in ur blog!!:))
Want some Rajma?!;D

Vani said...

Shruti - Thx for visiting!

Prema - Do post your recipe. I love to try variations of dishes!

Asha - I'll try to post more recipes! I have a few recipes ready but the photos are so bad that I'll have to post the recipes when I make them again next! I really need to work on my photography skills!!
Rajma, eh? Will check your blog!

varsha said...

Hi vani ,
I am a fan of ur blog now. Ever since i tried this carrot palya recipe, i have become ur fan. i want to try rest of ur vegetarian recipes too. i disliked cooked carrots a lot but after trying this recipe, i cudnt believe that carrots can be tasty when cooked in a proper way.

jag said...

great dish to go with pulkas,puri and pickle.

gauti said...

Was remembering my mum today, but it was late to wake her up to ask for a recipe. Your blog helped me and for the first time my food tasted very good :0) Thanks a lot, I hope to try out your other recipes.