Carrot poriyal recipe, carrot stir fry – A simple and easy stir fry made with carrot.
I have a strong liking for carrots right from my childhood days. When I have surplus carrots at home, I make this carrot poriyal and carrot sambar often. I hardly see people who do not like carrots. For sanvi, I make carrot cupcake often. She just loves it. When I am too lazy to cook elaborate meals, I make this simple and easy carrot poriyal. It goes well with capsicum sambar, paruppu rasam, and oats curd rice. Most of the times, I will not add coconut but when I have guest at home, I will use coconut. Hope you all like this carrot poriyal recipe.
How to make carrot poriyal or carrot stir fry:
1. Chop the carrots finely and set it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal and gram dal and fry till golden brown. Then add chopped onions and green chillies.2. When onions turn transparent, add chopped carrots and saute for two minutes. Then add turmeric powder, curry leaves, and salt. Mix well and fry for two minutes.3. Sprinkle two tablespoon of water. Cover the pan and cook for three more minutes. Now open and mix well.4. Reduce the flame to medium-low and add grated coconut. Cook for a minute and then add coriander leaves. Give a quick stir and switch off the stove.Now, carrot stir fry is ready!
- Adding grated coconut is optional. Most of the times, I do not add them.
- You can add chilli powder instead of green chillies.
- Do not add water more than required and cook closing the pan. Carrots could turn very soft or even mushy.