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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Carrot Poriyal-Carrot Stir fry-Carrot Sabzi

Carrot as we all know is rich in Vitamin A and is a powerful cleansing food. It is good for the eyes and the skin. To enjoy the full nutritional benefits of carrot, it should be taken raw in the form of salads or just boiled or steamed. Many important minerals are lost, if it is over cooked. Today let us learn how to make a simple and healthy carrot stir fry (without onions, garlic or masala) with this easy stir fry recipe-

Carrot Poriyal-Carrot Stir fry-Carrot Sabzi

Carrot Poriyal-Carrot Stir fry-Carrot Sabzi

Carrot Poriyal-Carrot Stir fry-Carrot Sabzi

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Carrots
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Carrot - 500 grams
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tsp
   Mustard seeds-1 tsp
   Urad dal -1/2 tsp
   Red Chillies -2
   Hing- a pinch
   Green chilli (slit) -2
   Curry leaves- a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves


Wash, peel and chop carrots.


Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan or kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, urad dal, red chillies, green chilli and curry leaves.

When urad dal turns golden brown, add the chopped carrots and little water (around 1/4 cup). Cover it with a lid and cook on low heat stirring from time to time. If the water has evaporated, you can sprinkle more water and cook till carrots turn soft. Add needed salt.

Once the carrots become soft, add grated coconut, mix well and switch off the flame.

Goes well as a side dish for steamed rice (rasam sadam, sambar, kuzhambu sadam).

Find more  Carrot recipes

Carrot Payasam (Kheer)

Carrot Rice

Carrot sprouts salad

Carrot raita

Carrot halwa (gajar ka halwa)

More easy stir fry recipes

Radish Greens (mullangi keerai poriyal)

Cabbage stir fry

Carrot Beans Stir fry

Meet you all again with more simple and interesting recipes, till then bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com


  1. Carrot stir fry looks so healthy and tasty.

  2. Simply inviting, love this poriyal with hot piping rasam.

  3. healthy and tasty stire .presentation is super

  4. Looks great ...a healthy and delicious way to have carrots!

  5. WOW...Awesome recipe...Make me drool here..

    Do visit my blog too

  6. Super looking fry,quite addictive and tempting.

  7. Carrot poriyal is one of my favorites....a healthy and tasty stir fry

  8. Lovely poriyal, very healthy and yummy!

  9. I love your presentation style its very different and pleasing! :)

  10. Loved this easy to make recipe.. thank you:)

  11. Hi I tried with grated carrot. But it dint have the sweetness of carrot. Sometimes tasted bitter too. Where s the fault? Should i add water little by little or need not add water ?

    1. Problem must be with the carrots. Buy fresh ones.


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