Carrot Gravy Subzi (Blogging Marathon # 26)

25th Mar, 2013

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For the second day of cooking with carrots for the theme pick one make three, I made this very different carrot gravy subzi. I have made carrot curry, the South Indian way with coconut and also made carrots combined with many other vegetables, but since I chose carrots as my main ingredients for the theme, I wanted this to shine as the star in my recipe. Hence I made this gravy with just carrot as the vegetable, of course apart from the onions and tomatoes used to make the curry base.

Ingredients – (serves 4-6)

  • Carrots – 1 lb (1/4 kg)
  • Onions – 2 (chopped)
  • Tomatoes – 3 (chopped)
  • Cilantro – 1 small bunch or about ½ cup
  • Green chilies – 3
  • Pottu kadalai/Roasted Bengal gram dal – 3 tbsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Procedure –

  • Peel the carrots and chop it lengthwise in equal size. Steam it in a microwave for about 6 minutes or until cooked 3/4th. It is very important to cut the carrots in equal size for even cooking.
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  • Heat oil in a wide pan and add the cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds fry and turn aromatic, add the chopped onions. Sauté until translucent.
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  • Meanwhile, grind the gram dhal, garlic, green chilies, ginger and cilantro into smooth paste adding little water as needed.
  • Once the onions are fried, add the ground mixture and fry for 3-4 mins.
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  • Now add the tomatoes along with salt and let it cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.
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  • Add the steamed carrots and the garam masala powder along with a cup of water and let the subzi boil. Now simmer for about 10-12 mins until all the flavors combine.
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  • Serve hot with roti’s or parathas!
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Check out what my other friends are cooking for the Blogging Marathon #26 ! 

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