Saturday, March 12, 2011

Carrot Chutney - Healthy Chutney Recipe

I like to try different varieties of chutney for idli/dosa or tiffin items. At the same time i wanted to add veggies in my chutneys so that it will easy for me to feed my picky eaters who like chutneys but do not like veggies to eat in chunks. So i always make a yummy chutney with veggies so that kids cannot say no to veggies, I sometimes mix this chutney with hot plain rice and ghee for their lunch. Have tried Cabbage Chutney, Broccoli Chutney, Chayote Chutney, Ridge gourd chutney, Drumstick leaves chutney apart from regular coconut or mint Chutney. For a change try this carrot chutney for your kids and definitely they will love it. Here you go.,

  1. Carrot    2 medium sized(grated)
  2. Onion     1/2 (roughly chopped)
  3. Tomato     few chopped pieces
  4. Ginger     1" piece
  5. Dry red chili     3-4 no.s
  6. Curry leaves    few
  7. Chana dal     2 tsp
  8. Urad dal     2tsp
  9. Salt      as needed
  10. Oil    2 tsp
To temper
  1. Oil    1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
  3. Chandal,urad dal    1/2 tsp
  4. curry leaves     few

  • Heat oil in a pan,fry chana and urad dal,then add curry leaves,red chilli,ginger and fry it. 
  • Then add onion and saute till transparent. 
  • Then add tomato and stir for a minute and add the grated carrots. 
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes and turn off the stove. 
  • Cool it for sometime and grind along 1/4 cup or less water and enough salt. 
  • Grind to a smooth paste and transfer the chutney to a bowl . 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients,fry well and add it to the chutney. 
  • Stir well and the Carrot chutney is now ready to serve. 
  • This goes well with idly,dosa,chapathi or with curd rice.

Pictures updated : 1/17/2014


  1. A very different n yummy chutney. All your recipes are tried and true...i have bookmarked your blog.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes.keep up the good work.

  2. Wow....... Carrot chutney is my favourite food. I love this. And also looking so good.

  3. Carrot chutney has a great hue and is very healthy too.


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