Monday, November 17, 2014

Carrot Paruppu Usili | Carrot Lentil Stir Fry ~ Tamil Nadu Style

As part of the Combo Dishes under BM#46, I made this Carrot Paruppu Usili along with Mor Kuzhambu.
I was thinking the carrots that I used was sweet and this usili might end up being sweet. However it was all balanced well.

This stir fry is such a healthy and protein packed dry saute. I made this from PJ version.

Carrot Paruppu Usili

Ingredients Needed:

Carrot - 4 medium
Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 4
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering

Mustard, Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 3 - 4
Curry leaves a few
Oil - 2 tsp

How to make the Usili

Soak chaana dhal in water for 1/2 hour.

Then coarsely grind it along with red chilies, cumin seeds.

Make a paste and MW in a greased bowl for 1 min with 30 secs spurts. Grate into fine powder.

Wash and finely chop the carrots. MW for 10 mins.

In a wide kadai, add oil, saute the seasoning ingredients, then add the grated lentil.

Saute well and then add the boiled carrots.

Adjust salt and serve hot. This takes about 10 mins

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Usha said...

Carrot usili is colorful. Looks good.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Very interesting recipe. Very colorful and healthy. Must try this version.

Manjula Bharath said...

Carrot usili sounds very interesting :) perfect to go with mor kuzhambu ..delicious platter dear !!

vaishali sabnani said...

Looks great and interesting...I wish my folks were fond of carrot, all the same will give it a try as the Daal will cut down the sweetness of carrot.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

this is like a dish we make dont know the name , the color looks amazing

Srividhya said...

I have never tried carrot usili. Great idea.

Archana Potdar said...

Wow the carrots look so delicious. I love the colour.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

I make this often and love the combo!!!

Priya Suresh said...

One of my all time favourite, prefect pair for rasam rice.

sneha datar said...

A lovely, colourful carrot dish.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Hmm Very interesting making usli and carrot!

Pavani N said...

Love these dry sauté curries. So healthy and delicious.

Chef Mireille said...

a great use of carrots. wonderful side dish - who knows might find its way onto my Christmas table this year ;)

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Beautiful carrot usili...Paruppu Usili has become my family's new fav veggie after seeing so many variations here at BM.

Archana Potdar said...

Looks interesting.I will try a small quantity tomorrow lets see.

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