Friday, November 28, 2008

Carrot Chutney!

When the Cooker announced JFI theme on Carrots, I knew what I had to cook. I was only happy that I finally was able to make it. This carrot chutney was something we knew for a long time and used to pair with Coconut Puris. The combination is a terrific one and it can't be compared. I remember first eating it during college and then yes, Amma used to make sometime. The chutney is not sweet at all because of the carrots but with the hot spice infused by the green and red chillies, its enough to make it hot enough.

The rains are still lashing away and the heart breaking news of Mumbai attack left us stunned. We could do nothing but carry on with our usual routine. I went to office in drizzling rains, but flooded roads. The corporation tried its best to clear but the city is hapless to this onslaught of rains! The cyclone is also very fancily named as Nisha, which supposedly crossed this morning, but we still felt the after effect.

Ingredients Needed:

Carrot, grated - 1 cup
Coconut, grated - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Green Chillies - 3
Red chillies - 4-5
Bengal gram - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asofoetida a pinch
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp

Method to prepare:

Grate Carrot, chop green chilies, tomatoes. Heat little oil, saute carrot till the raw smell leaves, then add the chopped chillies, then tomatoes till soft.

Then saute the red chilies, along with bengal gram till its brown. Once cool, grind together the carrots, tomatoes, chilies and bengal grams along with fresh coconut.

Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Serve this with Dosas or Coconut Puris.

Sending this to The Cooker who wants us to cook Carrots for JFI, an event started by Indira.

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srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks colourful & yummy...

Nags said...

the first pic is nice :) did u get a new camera?

Subhashini said...

Wow Yummy Chutney. We can make Beetroot chutney as well in this way.
We can use both as Sandwich spread.

Medhaa said...

Carrot chutney is new for me, looks great.

aparna said...

Looks so yummy.

meeso said...

Seems like I have seen so many carrot recipes lately... This is the first chutney recipe I've seen and it sounds so good!

Curry Leaf said...

colourful and yummy,new to me

Vij said...

yummy n lovely girl!

Varsha Vipins said...

thats worth a try..:)

anudivya said...

Looks very tempting Srivalli. nice clicks.

viji said...

looks yummy,different chutney its new to me

Keerthana said...

hey, nice chutney recipe..I make it differently. This is definitely worth a try:)

homecooked said...

Looks yummy Sri.And the dosas look so soft!

bindiya said...

looks delicious,i can imagine the flavors in my mouth,yum!

Madhuram said...

We also prepare a similar carrot chutney at home, but we don't include tomatoes. I will try this one. Also my mother found out this neat idea of substituting carrots for coconut while grinding masalas for kootu, sambar etc. It's unbelievably good and you don't miss the coconut at all.

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