Friday, January 7, 2011

Carrot Thoran - Another one from Vazhayila


Carrot Thoran


Grated carrot  - 2 cup or 4-5 carrots
Onion chopped - 1 
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Ginger chopped - 1/2 tsp
Green chiles chopped - 3
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Salt to taste


In a bowl combine grated carrots , Grated coocnut, chopped ginger, green chiles , turmeric powder
and salt and mix well with your hands.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, when they pop up
 add curry leaves and chopped small onion.Saute for 3-4 minutes and add the carrot-coconut mixture
 and combine it well. Get everything to the centre of the pan and cook it covered on a low flame for
5-6  minutes.Uncover and saute for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.Serve warm
In Microwave: (need not follow this method)
Combine all ingredients and mix well with hands in a microwave safe bowl.You can add oil if you
are using it . Microwave in high power for 4 minutes, open it,, stir well and again cook for a minute.
Let it stand for 2 minutes and remove.
My Note: This is very easy to make with few ingredients. Only effort here is the grating of coconut and carrot. I love the fact that we just have to mix most of these ingredients in a bowl and then saute it. I have not used the microwaving recipe yet!