Carrot Poriyal

Carrot poriyal is a South Indian dish made with carrots, grated coconut, and a few spices. It is a simple and flavorful side dish that pairs well with rice or roti. This poriyal is a healthy and nutritious dish packed with the goodness of carrots and coconut. It can be enjoyed as a side dish or even as a main course. Adjust the spiciness according to your taste preferences by adding or reducing the amount of green chilies. Enjoy!

Carrot Poriyal

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Learn how to make a delicious and flavorful carrot dish with this easy recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have a tasty side dish in no time!


  • Carrot – 4

  • Onion – 1

  • Green Chillies – 4

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Oil – 2 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Jeera (Cumin) – ½ teaspoon

  • Asafoetida powder – a pinch

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Begin by peeling the carrots and chopping them into small pieces. Finely chop the onion and green chillies as well.
  • Heat a kadai and pour in the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds. Wait for them to pop before adding the urad dal, jeera, and a pinch of asafetida powder. Fry these until the urad dal turns a light golden brown.
  • Next, add the chopped onions, green chillies, and a few curry leaves to the kadai. Sauté these ingredients until the onions become translucent.
  • Now, introduce the carrot pieces to the mixture. Stir well to combine everything. Season with salt, and then sprinkle a little water over the mixture. Cover the kadai with a lid and let it cook on a low flame. This process should be continued until the carrots are tender and cooked through.
  • Finally, stir in the coconut gratings, blending them well with the other ingredients. Once everything is thoroughly mixed, remove the kadai from the stove. Your dish is now ready to be served.

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