Friday, September 7, 2012

Carrot Fry | Spicy Carrot Curry | Masala Carrot Palya

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I love carrots in any form raw,cooked,juice or in sweets/cakes.I like the slight natural hint of sweetness of carrots which imparts a nice taste to any recipe. TH eats only in the raw form or in sweets but he does not prefer them in curries/gravies/pulao.
This is one of my favorite quick stir fry recipe which goes well with either rice or roti,it is very simple yet delicious.As I am the only one, who eats this at home, I make it when I have to cook for myself .You can follow the same recipe for beetroot or a combination of beetroot and carrots.
Spicy Carrot Fry | Carrot Palya Recipe:
(Serves 3-4)

2-3 big Carrot,finely chopped
1 onion,finely chopped
2 tsp Kurala podi
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
2 whole Red chillies
1 tbsp Chana dal
1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
8-10 Curry leaves
juice of 1/2 lemon(optional)
salt to taste
2 tsp Oil
  • Steam chopped carrots with few pinches of salt either in pressure cooker(without whistle) or steamer for 8-10 mins.You can even microwave them on HIGH for 4-5 mins.Strain them and keep aside.
  • Heat a spoon of oil in a pan/kadai and crackle mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Add asafoetida,chana dal,urad dal,red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry well until they turn translucent.
  • Add steamed chopped carrots and stir fry for 2 mins.
  • Now add kurala podi,red chili powder and salt and fry for another minute or twoLink.
  • Switch off the flame and add lemon juice and give a stir.
Serve it with roti or rice,dal/rasam/sambar and papad.
  1. You can follow the same process for vegetables like carrots, beans-carrot, raw banana, cluster beans, yard long beans, cauliflower,beetroot etc.
  2. You can skip the steaming part and can make with the vegetables like ladies finger, cabbage, tindora etc.You need to saute them well for 7-8 mins before adding kurala podi to the curry.
  3. You can use Endu kobbari podi or spicy Pappula podi instead of kurala podi in the recipe for a different taste.


Raks said...

I too make it same way with sambar powder alone but.Very nice pictures.

Daisy Roshan said...

i like that ...... very appetizing!!

great-secret-of-life said...

I too do it same way.. your pics are so inviting

Reshmi Mahesh said...

I do it differently...This version looks yumm..Lovely clicks..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Parthy, nice and tasty dish.... Love it...

Indian Khana said...

I do same too minus urad, channa dal and ofcoz have to still try tht podi ...the whole setup making me hungry ....wish this was my lunch

Vimitha Durai said...

Love this with sambhar saadham... Comfort food

Prathima Rao said...

Simple & tasty palya!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Sounds strange but never made this simple carrot fry, love it in any form like you....Lovely side dish

divya said...

Tempting preparation...Lovely clicks..

Suja Manoj said...

Spicy and yummy,great stir fry.

radha said...

This looks delicious. I also made your jeera rice and it was great. Will make it again soon.

Madhavi said...

Yummm Palya..

Prema said...

wow amazing recipe,loved it simplicity...should try it:)

vandana rajesh said...

Perfect meal with sambar and rice. Looks really good and the sambar powder definitely adds to the taste.

Shobha Kamath said...

Yummy looking carrot fry. I love your pics too!

hotpotcooking said...

Simple and yum fry.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Wow very simple curry with super tempting clicks. Love the way u cut the carrots

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome clicks... yummy!

Unknown said...

Nice pictures Prathy, I love carrot palya.

Archana said...

Hmm looks good. I will make it for myself.:)

Anonymous said...

Love it! Eating it right now...yummy yummy in my tummy :) Keep up the good work!

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