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Jun 22, 2013

Carrot Poriyal / Carrot Stir Fry

This is one of the simple & quickest stir fry or poriyal. I love carrots and this poriyal is my favorite, i even like to eat this with plain rice or sometimes i used to add some rice to the poriyal saute it and enjoy as Carrot Fried rice :)
You can make this carrot poriyal in jiffy just it takes only 5 minutes or less to make this yummy stir fry. Here i have made this recipe with carrots alone but you can very well combine with beans and make as Carrot Beans Poriyal. Recently i posted the recipe for Beans Poriyal, this is also a similar recipe but here i used green chilli instead chilli powder. The recipe as follows..

  1. Carrot     1/4 kg or 2 cups(finely chopped)
  2. Onion   1 medium (chopped)
  3. Curry leaves      1 sprig
  4. Green chilli     2 no.s(chopped)
  5. Turmeric powder       1/4 tsp or less
  6. Coconut(shredded)     1-2 tbsp or more
  7. Cilantro      1-2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  8. Salt    to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil      2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds      1/2 tsp
  3. Chana dal/Yellow split peas    2 tsp
  4. Urad dal /White lentils        2-3 tsp

  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds when it popup, add chana dal, urad dal and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add the finely chopped onions and curry leaves saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that finely chopped carrot, turmeric powder and enough salt and stir well.
  • Now sprinkle 1-2 tbsp water and cook covered for 2 minutes.
  • After that open the lid and stir fry for few seconds and add shredded coconut mix well.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro and stir fry in medium high heat for few seconds.
  • That's it..Yummy Carrot Poriyal / Stir Fry Ready.

After adding water cook covered not more than for 2-3 minutes. otherwise the carrot gets over cooked n turn mushy.
Adding coconut is optional.
Instead of green chilli u can use 1/2 -1 tsp chilli powder.
This stir fry can be served with chapathi, dosa or even as sandwich filling.


  1. wow very healthy n very beautiful presentation paaps... Love it...

  2. very delicious looking poriyal :) and lovely clicks :)

  3. Simple and dellicious stir fry..

  4. Simple & a yummy poriyal... Best with sambar rice :)

  5. crisp and clear of our fav poriyal

  6. love poriyal always,delicious combo with simple rasam...

  7. always love this... lovely snaps!

  8. Loved the click, blue background its complimenting the carrot fry and the bowl really well.. Yummy stir fry, love it with sambar :)

  9. very healthy and delicious carrot poriyal, very nice click Sangee...

  10. Healthy & simple recipe.....i love the pictures.

  11. lovely poriyal and neat clicks:)love the combo of background and dish color:)super akka

  12. Love this! I am a fan of all things stir fry and this sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  13. simple and good recipe


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