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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Carrot Curry | Chettinad Food

     Carrot Curry-a mild comforting curry with fresh carrots and toor dal along with some tempering.Commonly called "tuvatal" served along with rasam or sambar rice in chettinad.
       In chettinad varieties of veggies are served .Pachadi-tangy curry(with toor dal and with veggies like lady's finger,raw mango),Kootu-mild curry ( made with veggies like choyote,snake gaurd,cabbageand spiced with green chilies),Tuvatal-stir fry (with or without coconut also with or without toor dal made from veggies like carrot,snake guard,green leafy veggies),Masiyal-mild curry (from veggies like spinach but when made with yam it has tamarind pulp).Kola(dry blend of fresh veggies, dal and spices).Piratal-Mixed spiced veggies(steamed veggies cooked in ground coconut ,spice paste or simply with spice paste).Varuval-dry curry(shallow roast of spiced veggies) there is still more ,but with this intro i would like to go for the recipe of carrot curry straight away.
carrot curry

                                        Carrot Curry |Chettinad Food

carrot curry                 How to make carrot curry for sambar,rasam rice

 Cuisine: Indian Category:Lunch Yields:1 1/2 cups Prep time:10+15 minutes Cook time:10 minutes Total time:35 minutes

Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped carrots (4-5 small carrots).
  • 1/4 cup toor dal(pressure cooked for whistle).
  • turmeric
  • hing
To temper:
  • 2 green chilies.
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal.
  • 1 tsp oil.
  • few curry leaves.
  • Pressure cook toor dal with required water ,turmeric and little hing for a whistle or two(cal should not get mushy).
cooked toor dal

  • Filter the water from dal(use the filtered water for making rasam or sambar)and keep it aside.
  • Chop carrots in to thin pieces.
chopped carrots

  • Slit the green chilies.
How to cook carrot curry:
  • Heat tava and add oil to it.
  • Add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dal.

  • When urad dal changes color add curry leaves.
  • Add green chilies and saute for a second.
green chilies added

  • Add chopped carrots and saute it for 2 minutes.
saute carrots

  • Cover the carrots and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • When the carrot is cooked you can add salt and cooked toor dal.
add cooked toor dal

carrot stir fry ready
  • You can grate the carrot and follow the same recipe.
  • You can skip toor dal.
  • You can add grated coconut instead of toor dal.

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  1. love the addition of dal to carrot... sounds good...

  2. Simple yet delicious and healthy carrot curry.

  3. Carrot fry looks tasty goes well with rice & chapathi.

  4. Its really delicious!
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  5. Simple delicious healthy stir fry


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