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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Carrot - Urad Dal Dry Curry


I had prepared more urad dal stuffing while preparing ulundu kozhukattai a couple of weeks ago. Some of the leftover stuffing went to the ammini kozhukattai I posted last week and some went into this curry. The stuffing was somewhat prepared on the lines of patoli / paruppu usli and so I thought of using it in a vegetable preparation. The addition of urad dal stuffing makes the carrot curry extra delicious adding a protein punch. Use 1 or 2 more green chillies than the quantity mentioned in the urad dal stuffing if you are planning not to add any extra chillies or chili powder in this recipe. I absolutely loved this curry and this is going to be my "Orange" colored entry for BM #29.

3 carrots / 1.5 cup peeled and cubed carrots
Salt to taste
1/4 cup spicy urad dal stuffing 
Red chillies / chili powder (only if the urad dal mixture is not spicy enough.)
For seasoning: 
2 tsp oil
1 tsp chana dal / Bengal gram
1 tsp urad dal / skinned black gram
1 tsp mustard seeds 
1 tsp cumin seeds
A sprig of curry leaves (optional)

* Heat oil and add the seasoning / tadka ingredients. When the dals turn reddish, add carrot and salt. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame until the carrot cubes are tender. 
Or for a quicker way, microwave the carrots in a microwave safe bowl adding little water and add it to the seasoning.
* Next add the spicy urad dal mix and chili powder if using. Saute for 4 -5 minutes and then turn off the stove.
* Serve warm with rotis / rice. 

Check here to find out what other marathoners are cooking during blogging marathon #29.



Akila said...

Wow should be a yummy dish

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Quick fix curry for busy nights! healthy and colorful :)

Chef Mireille said...

colorful and inviting

Hema said...

Nice idea to try the stuffing as in usili. The whole dish with the veggies and the urad dhal makes it even more healthier.

vaishali sabnani said...

Beautiful colors..have never made just carrots..I always add them to something, but to cook carrots as a veggie..never done it.The clicks tempt me to do so.

Vimitha Anand said...

I love this with sambar rice. perfect combo

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, love the way u used that urad dal stuffing here, beautiful dish.Do send this to CWS urad dal event happening at Nivedhanams sowmya's space Suma.

Pavani N said...

Urad dal in a curry sounds interesting.. Love the color of that curry.. Looks healthy & delicious.

Jayashree said...

Nice idea to ensure that the stuffing got used up. Very innovative, Suma.

Srivalli said...

simple and so lovely...nice and bright colour Suma

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very vibrant and healthy curry! I would love to try it for my kids! The husband is out of this list though, as a carrot curry is a no-no for him !!

sushma said...

Nice and healthy

rekhas kitchen said...

beautiful color and carrot with urad dal is very new to me and very interesting.. will sure give a try...

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so healthy and so simple... love these home style curry!!! cannot beat their flavor, freshness and nutrition...
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Sapana Behl said...

Hmm nice dry curry!