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Carrot Poriyal

- submitted by Dahlia on 01-29-2009 
(Carrot Thoran, Gajar Ki Sabzi, Carrot Vepudu, Carrot Stir Fry)

Carrot - 3-4
Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped/ grated)
Green Chillies - 1
Grated Coconut - 2 tblsp
Curry leaves - 1 string
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red Chillies - 2
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Salt - as needed
1. Peel the skin of the carrots and grate it using a hand grater. You could also chop it using a chopper, shred it using a food processor or chop it into small dices with hand.
2. Heat oil in a kadai, splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
3. Add chopped onion, green chillies  and fry for a minute.
4. Add the grated carrot and required salt. You could add 2-3 tblsp of some other vegetable along with carrot like broccoli, cabbage, beans, brussels sprouts, parsnip, turnip etc.
5. Cover and let it cook till the carrot is soft but not mushy. Sprinkle few drops of water if needed.
6. Add coconut gratings and mix again and remove from stove.
Microwave Method
      - Add the tadka, carrot, onions, green chillies, grated coconut and required salt in a microwave safe bowl and micro cook for 5 minutes in full power. Toss everything once in between.
          You can add other vegetables along with carrot and make carrot broccoli poriyal, carrot cabbage poriyal, carrot brussels sprouts poriyal, carrot beans poriyal, carrot green peas poriyal, carrot channa poriyal etc.

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I needed a quick extra side dish for unexpected dinner guest and this tasted amazing! Simple, quick and healthy too! Thank you I will make this again.
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Thats nice to hear. My son loves this dish because of its color.
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thanks a lot very useful...good guidance for all recipes.
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Its my pleasure...
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Thank you dear.

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 Published by on 2012-Feb-16 and last updated on 2013-Nov-13.