Carrot thoran

Carrot Poriyal | Carrot thoran


Carrot Poriyal

Carrot thoran | Carrot Poriyal – Carrot thoran is an easy, quick and delicious veggie recipe made with carrots, spices and coconut. It is also generally known as Carrot poriyal in southern parts of India. This is a simple side dish served along with steamed rice, curries, rasam and curd as a part of vegetarian lunch thali.

Though usually grated carrots are used for this recipe, you can also use diced, sliced or cut carrots. You can even use a food processor to finely chop them to make it easier. Apart from carrots you can even use a mix of carrots+beetroot or carrots+cabbage in the same recipe.

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Cooking instructions with step by step pictures

Preparation

Grate carrots with a grater or a food processor.

Finely chop the onions.

Grate the required amount of coconut

Cooking instructions

Heat oil in a pan.

Once the oil is heated, add mustard seeds.

Once the mustard seeds are crackled, add the urad dal.

Now add chopped onions, slit green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute till onions turn translucent.

Now add grated carrots.

Add the required amount of salt.

Mix everything together.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes without adding water.

Stir once in between. Check for doneness.

Add the grated coconut and  mix together.

Switch off the stove and serve along with rice and curries. 

Carrot Poriyal

Recipe notes

  • Though coconut oil imparts a unique flavor for this recipe, you can also replace it with groundnut oil or any refined oil.
  • Green chillies can be substituted with dried red chillies. 
  • Some recipes call for the addition of red chili powder though I usually refrain from adding red chili powder for poriyal recipes. You can always experiment according to your taste preference.
Carrot Poriyal
Carrot Poriyal

Carrot Thoran | Carrot Poriyal

Carrot thoran | Carrot Poriyal is an easy, quick and delicious veggie recipe made with carrots, spices and coconut.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South indian
Servings 4
Calories 140 kcal

Equipment

  • Pan / Kadai

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g grated carrots
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil can substitute with any oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp split urad dal
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp grated coconut
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Grate carrots with a grater or a food processor.
  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Grate the required amount of coconut

Cooking Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil is heated, add mustard seeds.
  • Once the mustard seeds are crackled, add the urad dal.
  • Now add chopped onions, slit green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Saute till onions turn translucent.
  • Now add grated carrots, the required amount of salt and mix everything together.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes without adding water.
  • Stir once in between. Check for doneness.
  • Once the carrots are cooked, add the grated coconut and mix together.
  • Switch off the stove and serve along with rice and curries.

Notes

  • Though coconut oil imparts a unique flavor for this recipe, you can also replace it with groundnut oil or any refined oil.
  • Green chillies can be substituted with dried red chillies.
  • Some recipes call for the addition of red chili powder though I usually refrain from adding red chili powder for poriyal recipes. You can always experiment according to your taste preference.
Keyword Carrot, Poriyal recipes

More poriyal | stir-fry recipes from the blog, 

Carrot beans poriyal

Cheppankizhangu Fry / Taro Fry

Bhindi fry | Okra fry

Potato Stir fry

Beans Poriyal

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