Easy Carrot Poriyal with Green Beans – Indian Vegetable Saute

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Last Updated on September 2, 2021 by Chef Mireille

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Carrot Green Bean Poriyal is a quick and easy South Indian style vegetable stir fry. This Vegetarian side dish can easily compliment any meal.

Carrot-Green Bean Stir Fry

Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are used a lot in South Indian cooking, but not always readily available here in the US. If you can’t find fresh curry leaves, dried curry leaves can be reconstituted in hot water. However, the flavor won’t be as fresh and flavorful as the fresh curry leaves.

The closest herb in flavor to curry leaves in Thai basil. This would also be a good substitute if you cannot source fresh curry leaves.

Here are some other poriyals and vegetable side dishes that can be made to complete your Indian meal.

Indian Vegetarian Side Dishes


Serve with rice and your favorite curry.

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Indian Carrot Green Bean Stir Fry

Carrot Green Bean Poriyal is a quick and easy vegetarian side dish infused with Indian spices.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 91.55kcal


  • 2 medium carrots peeled and cut into small pieces (about 11/4 cups)
  • 4 oz.green beans trimmed and cut into small pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 2 green chiles thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated coconut or frozen grated coconut, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons urad dal hulled and split black lentils
  • 1 dried red chiles
  • 6 curry leaves


  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add mustard seeds. As soon as they stop sputtering, add urad dal and cook for 1 minute until they turn golden brown.
  • Add red chile and curry leaves. After a few seconds, add carrot, beans and green chiles.
  • Add water and salt. Cook on medium heat for about 8 minutes, until vegetables are fork tender, stirring occasionally. All the water should have evaporated.
  • Add coconut and stir to combine.


Poriyal can be made with any variety of vegetables.


Calories: 91.55kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.93g | Protein: 1.97g | Fat: 5.69g | Saturated Fat: 1.88g | Sodium: 285.94mg | Fiber: 2.97g | Sugar: 4.13g
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