Carrot poricha Kuttu/ Carrot curry

by - July 04, 2011

 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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  1. curry sounds healthy and yummy...

  2. nice and new combination of kottu

  3. Healthy and delicious kootu.. looks yummy !!
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  4. Warming delicious kootu:) Love to have it with rice,ghee and appalams:) Yummy dish dear. I was just wondering if you could send it to "Veggie/Fruit of the month-carrot" guest hosted by me for July ..:) I t is just a thought:) It would be great if you could send it..

  5. Simple and comforting Carrot kootu...looks yummy

  6. Carrot in kootu is very much new to me.. Love to try soon.

  7. that carrot curry looks yummy with that vibrant color

  8. Delicious Kuttu dear,luks yum...

  9. The recipe is so new to me and loved it! nice snaps!

  10. Drool worthy curry..perfect with rice.

  11. So simple and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect. love the presentation too :)

  12. Am always a big fan for kootu recipes..aND MY PAATI MAKES THIS KOOTU GOOD.. Looks very colourful and yummy

  13. Never tried carrot like dis... But looks so tempting... will try it soon...

  14. Looks delicious n yummy..soo tempting..

  15. very delicious n healthy koottu..thanx for sending it to my event..

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  16. this looks fabulous delicious combination of flavours


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