Carrot Poriyal/ Carrot Stir Fry

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Carrot Poriyal
Poriyal/carrot/Carrot saute/Carrot Stir Fry
The past few days has been raining in Seattle with occasional heavy winds and downpour. It was a very gloomy day to start for and I was sitting by the window admiring the beauty of the fall and at the same time worrying about the gusty winds dumping all the leaves in our yard. Only yesterday I had cleaned them up and it is all over our yard again. I made my coffee and sat by the window for another half hour, this time wondering what to make for lunch.
On most occasions I like to cook carrots in combination with other vegetables but today I decided on a carrot stir fry~Amma`s recipe for one of the easiest and healthy stir fries. Carrots and coconut with a light seasoning is a breeze to make. Not a great tasting one but a good accompaniment with sambar for those lazy days wanting for a nice decent meal. We had this poriyal with Rice, Murungakkai /Drumstick Sambar, Cranberry chutney and Appalam.

Peel the skin of the carrots and dice to the desired size, the smaller the better. Make about 2 cups. Finely cut about 2 to 3 green chillies. Heat a teaspoon of oil and add 1/2 a teaspoon of mustard and when it splutters, add the Ulluthamparrupu/urid dhal. when it turns to a golden brown, add the green chillies, few curry leaves and then the carrots. Sauté for few minutes, then add the salt and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the carrots are cooked. Finally add about 3 tablespoons of grated coconut, required salt. Mix well and serve with Sambar.


  1. I love this poriyal, and yours just look so so good.

  2. Cilantro, it looks beautiful. I am not a big fan of cooked carrots but end up making poriyal with them very often.

  3. Looks so bright, colorful and healthy..cilantro..

  4. Lovely poriyal, just love this with simple curd rice...healthy dish!

  5. Some how I never cooked carrot other than halwa, usually eat in salad! This one is just colorful!

  6. I've not made stir fry with carrots, seems interesting shall give it a try some time, nice click.

  7. carrot poriyal with drumstick sambhar is just enough for me, for this rain.

    Love the Pic!

  8. What a coincidence .. it has been raining here too. :-)
    That poriyal looks lovely .. just that freshly grated coconut is enough to make me eat even carrots. :-)

  9. Not a great tasting one? I don't know about that! It looks and sounds wonderful :)

  10. Wow,nothing can be so comfortable that this speard with sambhar,poriyal! Looks sinful!

  11. Nice poriyal... perfect with some hot rice and sambar.

  12. Long time back...i tasted this at my friends place....but never tried this at that lively to prepare this with this recipe....

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  14. Oh wow, that looks too good, lovely poriyal.

  15. Dude...this looks ravishing - should be modeling on the food ramp! I love carrot poriyal and this looks perfect!

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