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Aug 13, 2008

Beans carrot palya

Beans and carrot palya is a very simple and delicious vegetable side for any south Indian rice variety. I have simply seasoned the microwave cooked vegetable with salt, mustard seeds and urud dal. Here is the recipe.


Chopped green beans - 1 cup

Diced carrot - ¾ cup

Salt to taste

Oil for seasoning - 2 teaspoons

Mustard seeds - ¼ teaspoon

Urud dal - 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - less than ¼ teaspoon

Asafoetida powder - 1 pinch

Desiccated coconut - 1 tablespoon


Wash the carrot and beans together. Drain water and transfer it to a microwave container. I used the Microwave rice cooker.

Microwave on high for 8 minutes partially opened.

Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds. When it pops, add the urud dal.

When the urud dal turns golden, Reduce heat and add the cooked beans and carrot. Stir.

Add the turmeric powder, asafoetida powder and salt. Stir until even distribution.

Turn off the heat and garnish with desiccated coconut.

Enjoy this vegetable with rasam rice, sambar rice, curd rice or how ever you want. I sometimes wrap in with chapathi or just fill a bowl full of this palya and enjoy it as such.

This is my entry to

1. MEC - Potluck Party hosted by Srivalli of Cooking for all seasons

2. Independence Day theme hosted by Pooja of Creative Pooja.

Thank you Srivalli and Pooja for hosting the event.


Sreelu said...

mythreyee, nice idea for independence day event. I make this palya just like your recipe says :)

CurryLeaf said...

So simple but very tasty

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Pooja said...

I just love this palya's fresh colors . looks so yummy !!!
thanks for this nice entry dear .

Anonymous said...

Lovely presentation! Makes it look really tasty. And me really hungry! :)

lubnakarim06 said...

Happy Independence Day to u dear.
Recipe looks yummy.

Mythreyee said...

Thank you all of you.

Usha said...

Looks yummy :)

PaakaPriya said...

Hi Mythreyee,

I used to make this with just beans on the stovetop.
Steaming it in the microwave and adding the carrots made the palya really crunchy and colorful. Thanks for the great idea!

Mythreyee said...

Thanks for all your beautiful comments.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entry!

Mythreyee said...

Your welcome.