Saturday, May 31, 2014

Recipe: Carrots Poriyal

Carrots Poriyal is similar to Beans Poriyal with a few different ingredients. It is a very healthy South Indian dish that is intensified by spices (but not too many!) It is a fantastic dish that can go along great with rice and/or sambhar. It is one of our household favorites!

Madh Mama's Carrots Poriyal
Serves 3 people (and a baby!)

- 8 large long carrots
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 tbsp mustard seeds
- 10 fresh curry leaves (can be purchased at the Indian grocer)
- 1 tsp salt
- pinch of asafoetida
- 5 tbsp oil (either vegetable, sunflower or peanut oil works well)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder

- medium saute pan
- potato peeler (for the carrot)


Peel the carrots and cut them lengthwise into quarters.

Then cut them into small 1 inch pieces.

Chop the onion.

Turn the pan on medium heat and let it heat up. 

Pour 2 tbsp of oil into the pan and the chopped onions.

Cook until the onions are see-through and slightly browned on the edges. Then place the onions aside.

Heat up 3 tbsp oil in the pan. Add 1 tbsp mustard seeds.

When the mustard seeds start to crackle, add the curry leaves and asafoetida. Stir for 10 seconds.

Add the chopped carrots and toss.

Put the lid on and let it steam-cook for about 7-10 minutes

Take the lid off, add the turmeric and salt, and toss.

After a few minutes, add the cooked onions, chilli powder and toss.

Turn the heat down to medium-low. Leave it for about 10-15 minutes, stirring it once every 4 minutes.




  1. Like the way the carrots are diced.
    Congratulations in being feature in the latest Top Indian bloggers.

  2. I make something similar to this 'gajar mattar'. Yours looks very tasty too with a south Indian touch (hence the mustard seeds and curry leaves!!)

    1. So cool! I will check it out! Love peas and carrots together. Really kid-friendly too

  3. I love carrots and can't wait to try this. Ashwin isn't a big carrots fan but I think this recipe might sway him. Yum!

    1. I'm sure he will love it! Otherwise make a dal as a back up ;)

  4. I made this recipe 3 times already and everybody in the household loved it, from my 4.5 year old daughter to my dad, we all love this carrot dish! Pleaaaaaaaase keep posting recipes!!!


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