Carrot – Vanpayar (Red Beans) Thoran

Ingredients:

3 carrots (2 cups) , chopped
1/4 cup vanpayar / red beans ( 1/2-3/4 cup cooked)
3/4 cup grated coconut
3-4 green chillies
2 garlic cloves
4 shallots
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
2 dry red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

Preparation:

  1. Soak the vanpayar in water overnight and pressure cook it adding enough water and salt. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Crush together green chillies, shallots, garlic cloves and cumin seeds.
  3. Combine grated coconut with this crushed mixture and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies.
  5. Add chopped carrot, turmeric powder and salt and mix well and cook covered at low flame, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle little water if required.
  6. Then add cooked vanpayar, coconut mixture and curry leaves, mix well and cook covered for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  7. Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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