Carrot Curry with Coconut – Carrot Poriyal

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Carrot Curry

For the last of day of South meal dishes, I have a simple carrot curry. Usually there are 2-3 different kinds of curry/poriyal served in a meal. One is a stir fried kind of curry/poriyal that does not have coconut in it. The other kind is the one with coconut. Also there is a kootu in the meal as a side. I have few other curries with coconut in the space that is commonly made in South India. My favorite is the beans curry, cabbage curry and beetroot curry.

Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Difficulty level – easy


Carrot curry %%
Carrot Curry

Ingredients – (serves 4)

  • Carrots – 6 large or 8 medium
  • Coconut – ¼ cup (grated)
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Ullutham paruppu/urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Red chilies – 2 or 3
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafetida – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Procedure –

  • Wash and peel the carrots and then cut them into small pieces. I usually cook the carrots in the microwave until it is just done. This way it helps to cook the curry fast and also uses less oil.
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Carrot Curry
  • In a frying pan, heat the oil and add the seasoning ingredients; mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilies, asafetida and curry leaves.
  • Then add the cooked carrots and mix well. Add salt and let it cook covered for about 5 minutes in low flame. This helps the carrots to absorb the salt.
  • Once the carrots are dry and have no moisture in them, add the grated coconut and give it a mix.
Carrot curry
Carrot Curry
Carrot curry and Vendhaya sambhar %%
Carrot Curry


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Carrot Curry


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