Monday, July 04, 2011

Carrot poricha Kuttu/ Carrot curry

 carrot kuttu/curry
This is my family's favourite recipe.  Its very simple and tastier kottu/ curry which can be prepared in less time. Goes well with Rice & Roti.   Kids too love this protein rich recipe. 

Moong dhal - 3/4 cup
Carrot or Any Vegetables - 1 1/2 cups (chopped in to big chunk)
Onion - 1/2 cup ( chopped)
Tomato - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Turmeric powder - A pinch
Salt - to taste

For Grinding:
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/8 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tbsp
Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
Red chili - 3
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut - 2~3 tbsp

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seed - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - As required.

Cilantro for garnishing.

  • Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in pan, fry asafoetida, urad dhal, pepper, red chilies & cumin seeds.
  • Grind the fried ingredients with coconut into fine paste and keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add washed moong dhal, Onion, Tomato, cubed carrot  & Turmeric powder with sufficient water and cook it  for 2 whistle.
  • After 10 minutes, open the pressure pan and add the ground paste & salt. 
  • Mix well & cook it for 10 minutes in low heat.
  • Heat oil in another kadai or pan, add seasoning ingredients, let it splutter then add this to kuttu mixture.
  • Garnish with cilantro & Serve hot with rice or roti.

Note:  Vegetable  like Chayote(chow chow), Turnip, Potato, Peas can be used separately or mixed. Do not select mushy vegetables for this curry.

Linking this to Sobha 's "cook it healthy - Proteinicious"
Signature recipes    started by me& to Veggie/Fruit of the month- carrot started by Priya & guest hosted by Reva.

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