Nov 16, 2008

Carrot Chutney

I did not have coconut at hand and I wanted to make a quick side-dish for dosai immediately. I made this spicy carrot chutney after seeing Ramya's blog. At first I was hesitant because I was doubtful it might turn out too sweet and might not go well along with dosai. But instead, it turned out exactly the way I like. It was hot and spicy and it was a healthier option compared to coconut. Here is the simple recipe.



Ingredients

Carrot - 2 large
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 1 small
Garlic - 1 clove
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Channa dhall - 1 tablespoon
Red chillies - 2
Oil - 1 spoon
Salt to taste

For the seasoning
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Oil - 1 teaspoon

Directions

Chop the onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes. Grate the carrots.

In a saucepan, dry fry the channa dhall and red chillies and keep them separately.
In the same saucepan, add the oil and saute the garlic, ginger and onions. Once they translucent, add the chopped tomatoes and carrot and fry for a minute until the raw smell disappears.

Cool the mixture and transfer them to the blender. Add salt to taste and blend into a smooth paste.

Season with urad dhall, mustard seeds, asafoetida and red chillies and add it to the chutney.
Serve with idly or dosai.



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44 comments:

  1. we love carrot chutney for dosas. My version is totally different, but make it anyway carrot chutney should taste great!

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  2. All of you seem to be making lots of chutneys! Lovely color!

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  3. That looks great.. my MIL makes this too. I make it similarly with radish.

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  4. like the orange color of the chutney. i also make this chutney very often.. but without carrot. instead of channa dhal, i add urud dhal. i fry urud dal, red chillis, onions, tomatoes and cool. then grind.

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  5. Hi...you have a great food recipes blog. Yummy carrots ! Just added and faved you. Hope you can join Our Food Recipes. Thank You

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  6. looks so colorful and spicy. Yum!

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  7. carrot chutney is a great idea - beautiful color too!

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  8. ooh chutney looks so mouth watering and colourfull divya

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  9. never heard of carrot chutney , this looks good.

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  10. What a coincidence! I also have a carrot chutney lined up for one of these events!

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  11. I must try this... would make a good sandwch spread too!

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  13. Carrot chutney looks so good. Nice recipe. Happy to see a healthy chutney. YUM!

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  14. The bright orange color is very inviting :)

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  15. I've never made a chutney with carrots. Like you, I have always thought that it would turn out to be really sweet.

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  16. Looks great.Most often we think that carrots get sweet but they dont.I too make a healthy carrot rice which is not at all spicy.

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  17. My dad read this and is now asking, why don't I put up recipes like this? :)

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  18. You have few awards on my blog :)

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  19. Lovely color. I too make carrot chutney, but in a diff. way. Should try ur version too.

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  20. I prepared almost the same but with few grated ginger pieces..healthy one..

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  21. Ahh.. amazing recipe. lovely color.. I just wanted to say Bye b4 i go on a long break.. Miss u..

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  22. Loved the idea of using carrots in chutney...looks delicious,great color too...

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  23. Wow carrot chutney.. totally unheard..
    Will give it a try

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  24. carrots healthy chutney will make the kids more attrative with idli or dosa...nice try divya..

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  25. Wow Dhivya the color is awesome I felt the chutney that i made is not this attractive anyways thanks for trying it dear...

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  26. Spicy Carrot chutney ,I bet it tastes delicious with dosa and idly:)

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  27. never tried carrot chutney divya ,color looks very beautiful

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  28. This would make an awesome sandwich spread. And tbe colour is really nice. This is moving to the top on the MUST MAKE list.

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  29. Awesome, but everytime I see carrots, nothing but carrot halwa comes to my mind... he he he.

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  30. I usually make it the other way.....this one looks quite different adding onions...

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  31. Wonderful recipe Divya. I have bookmarked it.

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  32. not yet started doing yoga divya...i too dont know when i am gonna star. hehehe.... but one day i will..

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  33. that's a great reipe! Never thought ne could make a corrot chutney. wonderful! I think I'll give it a try next time I need some coconut chutney.

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  35. I never made this chutney Divya. But sounds good. will try this once.

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  36. difficult to think of carrot as a chutney for dosa - and laavanya is talking about radish chutney!!

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  37. I tried it yesterday and it turned out awesome. Thanks for posting this recipe

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