June 05, 2006

Carrot Spicy Curry

CARROTS are a taproot, a type of root which grows downwards into the soil and swells. Carrots come in many sizes and shapes: round, cylindrical, fat, very small, long or thin.The edible part of a carrot is a taproot.The carrot has a thick, fleshy, deeply colored root, which grows underground, and feathery green leaves that emerge above ground. It is known scientifically as Daucus carota, a name that can be traced back to ancient Roman writings. Carrots belong to the Umbelliferae family along with parsnips, fennel caraway, cumin and dill which all have the umbrella-like flower clusters that characterize this family of plants.


Carrots - 5 long
onion-1/4 of large

mustard-1/2 tsp
urad dhal-1/2 tsp
curry leaves-2 sprigs

garlic podi-1 tsp (generally used to mix with rice)
r.chilli pdr-1/2 tsp
coconut podi-1/2 tsp (the spicy version made at home used to mix with rice)
turmeric pdr-1/2 tsp


  1. Dice carrots.Cook them in microwave till 3/4th done.
  2. In a skillet heat 2 tblsps of oil. Season with mustard,urad dhal,r.chillies,curry leaves, asafoetida.
  3. Add chopped onions.Fry till dark brown.Add turmeric pdr.
  4. Now add the 3/4 th cooked carrots,add salt and fry till soft. Now add the rest of the powders.Mix well for sometime and turn off heat.


Menu Today said...

Colourful curry.
I like to have this curry with hot rice.Thanx for sharing.

BDSN said...

Menu Today:THankyou!!! Yes I made this with drumstick sambhar yday and it a nice touch to it..

Vineela said...

i tried kathirikay podi curry.It came out very well.Carrot spicy curry looks yummy.
Thank you

RP said...

Sounds great BSDN.

BDSN said...

Vineela:Thanks!!!Iam really glad u liked the kathrikai podi curry...I love it too...Thanks again!


sailaja said...

Sounds yummy and healthy, BDSN. Looks colorful too..:)

Lera said...

Lovely picture! Carrots are the only veggies I don't give a miss , anytime of the day...:)

BDSN said...

Thanks Sailu!!!

Lera!!Yes!!But somehow I feel that carrots are pretty sweet here in the US compared to the ones in India..

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