Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Carrot Thuvatal

#CarrotThuvatal - #CarrotStirFry : #Carrot is a versatile vegetable and tastes good whatever you prepare with it. #StirFry is known as #thuvatal or #poriyal in Tamil.
It has been an ultimate health food consumed by people all over the world.
To know the health benefits of carrot click here.
Carrots are available in orange red and  also in variety of colors. Orange color carrots are available through out the year. But red ones are seen only during winter. Multi color varieties are available in foreign countries.

Carrot thuvatal is one of the easiest and quickest recipes.

Carrot Thuvatal [ Carrot Stir Fry ]

Ingredients :

Carrot grated                                       : 1 cup
Onion                                                 : 1 thinly chopped
Green chilly                                         : 1 cut into small pieces
Coriander leaves                                  : 2 tsp diced ( can add more )
Sambar powder                                 : 3/4 tsp [ adjust ]
Mustard seeds                                    : 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal                                           : 1 tsp
Oil                                                     : 1/2 tsp
Coconut Scrap                                  : 1 Tsp [ optional ]
Salt                                                    : 1/2 tsp

Method :
Keep a kadai with oil on a stove over slow flame.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add urad dhal and roast until urad dhal turns golden color.
Now add green chilly pieces and coriander leaves.
Saute for few seconds.

Now add onion and saute for few seconds.

Then add sambar powder and saute until its raw smell goes off.
Now add grated carrot and required amount of salt.

Mix well and keep the kadai closed with a lid till the carrot becomes soft.

Carrot takes one or 2 minutes only to cook.

Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Carrot Poriyal [ Carrot Stir Fry ]

A great side dish for sambar and rasam rice.

You may also like to try

Kothavarangai Poriyal [ Cluster beans Stir fry Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili [ Cluster Beans Lentil Masala Curry ] Muttaikos Poriyal [ Cabbage stir fry ] Cauliflower Poriyal Pudalangkai Thuvatal [ Snake gourd stir fry ]