Carrot Beans Thoran Recipe is a delicious and healthy side dish recipe. made of chopped carrot and beans and is very easy to make.
So my lovely readers, how was Diwali for all of you?
Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the festival of light, this year.
But I guess some of you would probably be a little sad because this time around the court had banned the sale of crackers to make Diwali this year, a pollution-free affair.
And I guess the thought of celebrating Diwali without crackers is something really hard to even imagine, right?
I echo your thoughts and feelings that the ban on crackers leaves a big void in the entire celebration. When we were small, we used to eagerly wait for the evening puja to be over, so that we could start off with bursting crackers and this would go on until midnight or, sometimes even beyond that.
Yesterday I and my hubby were sitting in the balcony looking up to the sky full of colorful crackers and talking to each other about how much crackers we used to buy every year when we were small.
In comparison to that, what we buy now is almost negligible and that too, because I don’t want to say no to my little daughter. I really feel at times that I am becoming selfish to her because what I did when I was small, I am not able to let my little daughter do the same.
Yes, it’s true that I felt bad for it, but if you ask me if I am promoting crackers, then I would say no. I believe fun-filled Diwali can also be celebrated without crackers. And as I said earlier I have started reducing the amount of crackers that we are buying and I guess in a couple of years, we would do away with it completely and I am sure that my little daughter will also understand that as well.
In fact, we all should join hands together and make our kids understand the importance of celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali. That doesn’t mean that you need to stop your kids from celebrating Diwali with crackers. Rather we should teach and make them understand that, it’s time to protect our environment and that bursting of crackers pollutes the already polluted air and also puts people’s health at risk.
My intention was not to preach. In fact, I just thought of sharing my feelings with you all.
Bursting crackers or not is altogether your choice, I can’t stop anybody for anything but yes we need to understand that we have lived in this world, and to give our kids a better future, we need to take some steps to protect our environment. And I am only hoping to convey that message to as many people as possible.
Anyways let’s jump on to the recipe now…….
Carrot Beans Thoran Recipe
Carrot beans thoran is an easy and tasty Kerala recipe, more often served on Onam Sadya. This recipe is a combination of carrot beans and coconut. An addition of split urad dal gives a nice flavor to this recipe.
- Carrot - 1/2 cup chopped
- Beans - 1/2 cup chopped
- Green chillies - 2-3
- Garlic - 4-5 pods roughly crushed
- Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
- Mustard Seed - 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves - a few
- Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp optional
- Coconut Oil - 2 tbsp
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Heat oil in a pan.
- When its hot, add the mustards and urad dal.
- When the mustard seeds starts spluttiring.
- Add curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
- Now add chopped carrot, beans, green chilli and mix well.
- Cover the vessel and cook until done.
- In the meanwhile in a plate add grated coconut, crushed garlic, turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder. Mix everything well with your hand.
- Once the beans and carrot are cooked, add the coconut mixture to it and mix well.
- Reduce the flame to low and cook for few more minutes stirring in between.
- Once done switch off the gas.
- Serve hot along with rice and curry.
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