Simple side dish prepared with carrots, french beans, soaked moongdal and spiced with green chillies...this thoran/poriyal is one of our favourite side dish, which goes perfectly as side dish with sambhar, rasam and curd rice..its just take few minutes to cook and very healthy thoran too, i do the same with carrots, cabbage,french beans, zucchinis,cauliflower etc.. the choice of veggies to make out this simple dish depends on the veggies i can get from the farmer's markets, this is our usual side dish i do atleast twice a week for our lunch...sometimes i used to add cooked rice and turned this side dish as rice dish by just adding garam masala and pepper powder...This is how i feed my family members whenever they get bored of usual dishes..This healthy and colourful thoran goes to Sanghi's FIL-Carrots ....
1cup Carrot pieces
1+1/2cups French beans pieces
1no Onion (chopped)
3nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
1/4cup Moongdal (soaked for half an hour)
1/4cup Grated coconut pieces
5nos Curry leaves
Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal and let them splutters..add the chopped onions and slit opened green chillies and cook until the onions turns transculent..add the carrot and french bean pieces and stir cook everything until the veggies turns bit tender, add immediately the soaked moongdal to the cooked veggies with salt and curry leaves and cook in simmer..springle some water and stir occasionally until the veggies get well cooked..add finally the grated coconut and toss gently until everything get well mixed..