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Easy Dal Carrot Curry (Kerala Style)

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Dal Carrot Curry

Have you created anything by a mistake? Well I can say this recipe was created in that way. I was planning to cook Dal Palak. Once dal was cooked, I opened the palak packet and I realized it was spoiled. When I looked the fridge I spotted carrot and grated it and added it to the dal. It’s difficult to get a Yes for veg curries I my house. For this curry it was an instant yes and now its there in my weekly menu. Try it out I am sure you will like it  🙂


Dal Carrot Curry Recipe

Ingredients: (Serves 4-5)

  • Toor Dal – ¾ cup
  • Water – 3 cup
  • Green Chilli – 3
  • Carrot – 1 cup (grated)
  • Oil – 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Onion – 1 small
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 3/4  tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Grated coconut – 3 Tbsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Ghee – 1 Tbsp

(Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml
Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level)


Method: (With Step by Step Pictures)


dal1In a pressure cooker take dal, water, green chilli, curry leaves and salt.


dal2Pressure cook the same. (I usually go for 2-3 whistles. Once the whistle comes switch off the stove and open the cooker once the steam goes out completely. I prefer dal to be over cooked for this recipe. Vary it as per your taste)


dal3Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.


dal4Add sliced onion and sauté till it becomes soft.


dal5Add ginger garlic paste, all spice powders, salt and sauté till oil appears on the sides of the pan.


dal6Add grated carrot and mix well.


dal7Sprinkle little water and keep the pan covered and cook till carrot becomes soft.


dal8Add cooked dal and mix well.


dal9Add grated coconut and cook with the pan covered for 4-5 mins


dal10Switch of the stove once the curry thickens. Add 1 Tbsp of ghee on the top. Serve hot (The curry thickens further once it becomes cool. So adjust the consistency accordingly)


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