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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Carrot Poriyal Recipe - Carrot Stir Fry Recipe

Carrot Poriyal Recipe
Carrot poriyal or kootu or milkshake or juice or even raw I just love anything with carrots. Carrot Kootu is my lil ones fav too, will post the recipe sometime soon. Now with no further delay lets get onto the simple easy carrot stir fry(we call it podimas) recipe.And this is my first click in our new home :) Here the sun shines very bright else its very dull, kind of changing climate often. Still am in process of setting up a table for clicking purpose atleast in our new home, cant wait to click it from the new setup :)
Carrot Poriyal Recipe

Carrot Poriyal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Carrots - 4 small sized
Onion - 1 medium sized chopped finely
Coconut - 1 tbsp

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Green Chillies - 1 slitted into half


  1. Wash carrots, remove the outer skin, grate it and keep aside.Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds,urad dal and let it splutter. Add curry leaves and fry for a min. Now add green chillies and saute for 2mins.Now add onion and saute well till it is slightly browned. Then add grated carrots.
    How to make carrot poriyal - Step1
  2. Saute for 2mins then sprinkle little water and cook covered till it turns soft and raw smell leaves.
    How to make carrot poriyal - Step2
  3. Add required salt.Once it becomes dry add coconut, give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make carrot poriyal - Step3
Switch off and serve with sambar rice or any variety rice. This tasty carrot stir fry is quick and easy to make. Goes well with any variety rice or sambar rice. And carrots we get here are very fresh as they are straight from ooty and the color is nice fresh orange and they are sweet and tasty too. Coming up next is Eggless choco chip yogurt cookies...Stay tuned!

My Notes:

  • You can skip pressure cooking and cook beets while sauting itself. But I find this method easier as it makes cooking faster.
  • Adding sambar powder is purely optional, you can skip it too but I like the mild flavour of it so we prefer adding it.
  • Amma always adds coconut only after switching off any poriyal as raw coconut is not much of cholesterol she says so using it as raw as much as possible is good.
Carrot Poriyal Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Hi Sharmilieeeeeeeeeee,

    The stir fry looks amazing...lovely presentation...Carrot is also my favorite veggie!!



  2. I love carrots too! Actually I just bought a pack of 2kg...and made some soup with lentils yesterday. Might try the rest of the stir-fry! LOoks so yummy and healthy!

  3. My fav poriyal.. looks really yummy & perfect..

  4. mee too love carrots..nice and tempting click..

  5. carrots are my fave veggie too, Sharmilee. Lovely curry.

  6. Oh gorgeous click this recipe is a true Saviour :)

  7. Beautiful clicks, love carrots anytime as poriyal, just love with curd rice..

  8. delicious we make similar to top biryani

  9. i too make carrot curry in the same way. sometimes i love to add beetroot to this. Wonderful click and wish many more recipes from ur new kitchen

  10. im definitely bookmarking this one...love the colour

  11. I learnt to make thoran once I came to Bangalore and often make one with beans and carrots. only carrots version looks so bright...lovely clicks

  12. Stir fry looks amazing...lovely presentation...

  13. Handy poriyal always if no veggies is in fridge except carrot. Beautiful pictures sharmi....

  14. YUmmy carrot thoran Sharmi..Loved all u r clicks...

  15. Beautiful carrot poriyal..the pics are fantastic!

    US Masala

  16. Healthy n delicious stir-fry..Lovely clicks!!

  17. Delicious carrot poriyal...beautiful click.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  18. I have never made poriyal with carrot alone so far,always make it along with other veggies like cabbage,beans...looks wonderful!

  19. My fav too.Love that beautiful color.

  20. Healthy poriyal,i used to prepare this for my hubby's lunch box.Easy to made and heathly too.Asusual wounderful clicks...

  21. poriyal looks gorgeous dear ...love to have this delicious poriyal with hot ghee rice ..yummy


  22. I love to eat raw, but rarely do porriyal, looks beautiful!

  23. Hi Sharmilee, I missed you all too.
    Wow, wonderful pictures and great recipes!
    Happy navratri!

  24. a conforming poriyal to be eaten any time with anything:)

  25. Sharmi, I love this poriyal, esp mixed with rice and curd. I add a green chilly too while frying ..

    good pic in natural lighting!

  26. @Leks : Thanks for reminding I missed it in the recipe....have updated it now :)

  27. This looks great, I have never had a carrot stir fry, nor made one! And there are some ingredients there I have never used, so it looks like I'll be trying them out soon!

  28. when do you use the urad dal in this receipe?

    1. It should be added along with mustard seeds, missed it now updated

  29. This is absolutely the same recipe that my Amma follows! Nice presentation! Keep them coming... :))


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