Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Simple Carrot Fry

Carrot fry/curry is of the easiest ways to make something totally yummy out of carrots. Normally, I add carrots to almost all the mixed vegetable dishes I make as they add a little sweetness to the dish, but don't make anything just out of carrots itself. But this curry has a great flavor that it makes me forget that I'm eating carrots :-).

Ingredients (2 - 3 servings):

Fresh carrots - 4 to 5 washed, peeled and chopped
Cooking oil - a couple of teaspoons
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida - a couple of pinches
Dried red chillies - a couple of them broken by hand
Grated/powdered coconut (optional) - about 2 teaspoons
Red chilli powder (optional) - 1 teaspoon (vary this to suit your taste)
Salt to taste

Procedure:

1. In a pan, heat some cooking oil, pop mustard seeds, add the urad dhal, asafoetida and dried red chillies and fry until the urad dhal turns light golden brown in color.
2. Add the chopped carrots to step 1, mix well, cover and cook on low heat for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the carrots get cooked.
3. Add some red chilli powder and salt to step 2 and fry the carrots on medium heat for another 5 - 7 minutes and turn off the stove. You can add some grated/powdered coconut now, but otherwise the carrot fry is ready to go.

This goes great with rice and sambar or rasam.

30 comments:

Pavithra said...

I love carrot curry..looks good and healthy as u said best combo with sambar and rasam.

Tina said...

So colourful and easy dish....

Gulmohar said...

I love this to have this with Sambar...yummm :-)

chakhlere said...

I have also made carrot curry...But I like ur style of stir fry!! nice dish!!

Ambika said...

Thanks Anupama! I also love a simple carrot fry with white rice..

shanthi said...

Delicious stir fry and simple

Rekha shoban said...

really very simple one...looks gud

Uma said...

looks so yummy!! I make almost the same way except I sprinkle little bit of grated coconut on top :)

Uma said...

Oops..I just noticed that you also added grated coconut to the curry. Sorry :)

Rohini said...

Looks delicious as always dear!!! I am not so fond of carrot curry, though I like Carrot..I must try ur style! :)

Padhu said...

Simple and delicious!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Hey,first time visitor to your site. Loved the colour of the carrot curry. Sure looks yummy too.

Chitchat
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prasu said...

wow......sound simple dear....it looks yummy and delicicous.

lata raja said...

Whoa, lovely colour.I first thought you microwaved the carrots. They have retained the fresh colour. Simple yet delicious.

Anupama said...

@ Pavithra, Tina, Gulmohar, chaklere, Ambika, shanthi, Rekha shoban, Uma, Rohini, Padhu, Ms. Chitchat, prasu, lata raja: Thank you ladies :-)

@ lata raja: Lata ji, I noticed that if I close and cook the carrots, the color tends to change, but if I cook it without the lid, it retains the color to some extent.

kothiyavunu said...

Simply superb..Love to have it with curd rice..:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Simpel but delicious one, congrats on your awards too.

Preety said...

real simple one..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow..that's an spicy and yum recipe...really simple to make and yum to indulge...

kitchen queen said...

The carrot curry simply looks inviting with its beautiful colour and a good click.

my kitchen said...

simple & tasty one,my son likes it

aquadaze said...

thats a very nice way of having carrots!

Parita said...

so easy and yummy :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Love this with curd rice, yummo'. Perfect for dinner.

Usha said...

Simple and delicious!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Nice poriyal. Carrot fry in this simple version is my favorite too. I am sure it would go fine with sambar rice.

Anupama said...

@ kothiyavunu, A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine, Preety, Kitchen Flavors, kitchen queen, my kitchen, aquadaze, Parita, Malar Gandhi, Usha, Viki's Kitchen: Thank you all very much ladies :-)

Andhra Flavors said...

healthy choice. looks colorful!

Babli said...

Very nice, simple and healthy dish. Thanks for this yummy recipe.

Sree vidya said...

That's my favourite curry.
Ideal for vethakozhambu