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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Carrot Koora

Carrot -the crunchy, juicy root vegetable adorned with a fabulous color is truly one of the gifts of nature. The carrots are rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, minerals and the beta - carotene from where it gets it's characteristic color.
Here is one of the ways to incorporate Vitamin - A rich carrots into the diet. This is my mom's version of preparing carrot koora (sabji). It is quick and easy even for a beginner. Using coconut is optional.

The cooking part:
The following quantity yields four decent servings.
Peel, chop the ends and grate carrots. I used six large, juicy carrots and ended up with three cups of grated stuff.
Heat 2 - 3 Tbsp of oil in a wide based pan. Add one tsp each of chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and a few curry leaves to the oil in that order.
When the dals turn red, add the grated carrot and stir once. Cover with a lid and let it cook on low flame. The carrot would be cooked within ten minutes. Stir once or twice in between to avoid the carrot sticking to the pan.
Then add 1/4 cup of fresh, grated coconut, a tsp each of salt and chili powder to the carrot mixture. Stir properly with a spatula so that the carrot and coconut mixture is well coated with salt and chili powder. Let it cook for a couple of minutes on low flame and then turn off the stove.
Serve with rice / rotis / tortillas.

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11 comments:

Suganya said...

Adding dessicated coconut gives a rich taste to this curry.

Vcuisine said...

A simple and cool recipe suma. Viji

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
you can add green chillies instead of chili powder too!photos are nice.

Priya Dilip said...

wow...i make it the same way too .. Sometimes add a a clove of garlic , lightly mashed on the back of a knife... Carrot poriyal comes to our rescue a lot of times.. isnt it...

Asha said...

Hi Suma,just opened my Laptop and saw your post.Phew!! It's so hot here,you can't believe.It's good to sit at home and relax.But have to do some grocery shopping for next week!:)
Carrot Kura looks delicious and healthy.Very nice for summer.
JFI is green chillies for this month!!:D

Roopa said...

yummy one of my favorites. I love this dish for rotis.

Sia said...

suma, i prefer raw carrot to cooked one:) most of my friends used to tease me a bugs bunny coz of that. i liked this simple recipe, colourful, bright n tasty.

Sharmi said...

grated carrot kura looks good never grated them to make kura always made salad with chillies and lemon juice. Idi manchi idea!!

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Jyothsna said...

Simple and healthy recipe!

Raaga said...

I've never made any curry with carrot. I've used carrots in mixed veg dishes, but never just carrot. I must try.