I believe that the simplest recipes are the best, like all other things in life!
We are all well aware of the nutritional benefits of carrot. Here is a simple recipe using carrots that is a great accompaniment with rice or chapathis. This recipe retains all the goodness of carrots and it does not have too many spices. Just remember not to overcook the carrots else they will end up being mushy and will lose most of their nutrition.
Ingredients (serves 4)
1/4 kg carrot, washed, peeled and cut as shown in picture below
2 tbsp grated coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
For the seasoning
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
8-10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp urad dal (black gram, split)
1 onion, peeled and sliced
1 green chilly, slit
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Now add the urad dal and fry for a few seconds.
- Next add the sliced onions, the curry leaves and the slit green chilly. Fry till the onion turns translucent.
- Add the sliced carrots and mix well. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook on a slow fire till done. Add the grated coconut and mix well. Fry for a few minutes till all the moisture has evaporated. Add salt to taste.
Stir fried carrot is ready to eat!