Beans Carrot Thoran

I have family visiting from India at home this summer so not getting time to sit on my laptop and post  or click pictures even though i'm cooking a lot :). But few days back we cooked this thoran which is my moms recipe. She will usually add cabbage too but that day i didn't had any cabbage at home . For this thoran she will add a little garlic which gives it a very unique taste. 

French Beans - 2 cup ,  chopped small
Carrot - 3/4 cup , chopped small
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Hot Green Chili - 6 , chopped small
Pearl Onion - 2 , chopped
Curry Leaves - a few
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste 
Oil - 2 tsp

1. Mix coconut , chili , cumin , turmeric, salt and pound coarsly.
2. Mix beans , carrot and keep aside.
3. Heat oil and add mustard seeds.
4. When mustard starts to pop add curry leaves and onion.
5. When onion turns translucent add coconut mixture .
6. Mix well and add beans, carrot and sprinke a tbsp of water.
7. Mix well cover and cook for few minutes
8. Uncover and cook for few more minutes .

Phalli Aloo

Its been quite some time since i had posted anything . Palli Aloo can be cooked  using tender french beans or long beans . Its quick recipe but chopping takes a little bit of time.

French/ Long beans - 4 cups  , chopped 2 inch long
Potato - 1 yukon gold  , Slit into four and slice 1/8 inch thick
Onion - 1/2 cup , chopped fine
Hot Green Chili - 6 , slit into half (or to taste)
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

1. Heat oil and mustard seeds.
2. When mustards starts to pop add onion and green chili.
3. Cook till onion is translucent and add turmeric.
4. Add potato , beans and salt and mix well.
5. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add 1/4 cup water.
6. Cover and cook till everything is cooked .