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Tasty Carrot Poriyal Recipe

By Iram Zaz

Carrot poriyal recipe is a south Indian cuisine. It is also known as carrot palya recipe in Karnataka. It is a simple and healthy curry. Carrot is the main ingredient in this recipe. It's one of the easiest Indian recipes mostly prepared in five southern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

Carrots are nutritious and are rich in vitamin A, minerals and anti-oxidants. They have natural sugar and that makes them good for diabetics too. In carrot poriyal recipe, nutritious foods such as moong daal, urad daal and coconut can be included. Pulses (daal) are rich in proteins and are best for those who are vegetarians. This recipe will serve all the nutritional needs of your body. It is a complete diet.

Recipe of carrot poriyal:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Serves: 2

All you need

Moong Dal -1 tablespoon

Carrot - 3-4 pieces

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped/ grated)

Urad Dal - 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Dry Red Chilli - 2 pieces

Curry Leaves - 6-7 pieces

Turmeric Powder - ½ teaspoon

Grated Fresh Coconut - 4 tablespoons

Green Chilli - 2, chopped

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Ghee or 1 teaspoon oil

Salt for taste


1. Peel the skin of carrots and chop them into small pieces.

2. Soak the moong daal for some time until it gets soft and then drain the excess water.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan over low flame. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, dry red chili, curry leaves, and urad dal. Sauté until it turns light brown.

4. Add chopped onion, green chillies and fry for a minute.

5. Add drained moong dal, turmeric powder and finely chopped carrot and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

6. Add ½ cup of water and salt to taste.

7. Cook over low flame until carrot turns soft and cover it with a lid.

8. Add more water if required and stir it occasionally.

9. Garnish with grated fresh coconut.

10. Now, carrot poriyal is ready to serve. Enjoy carrot poriyal recipe with chapati or phulka as a healthy meal.

11. You can also add some other vegetable along with carrot. You can include broccoli, cabbage, beans, brussels sprouts, parsnip and turnip.

Story first published: Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:59 [IST]
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