December 04, 2012

Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)

Today's Carrot dish for BM# 23 is a healthy curry that incorporates veggie and lentils, one of my favorite combination. Being a vegetarian, protein intake is something that I'm watchful about and when a dish incorporates a healthy veggie and a protein, I'm super happy.

Paruppu usili or Patoli (in telugu) is a dry-ish curry that can be made with different vegetable like green beans, cabbage, cluster beans etc. When I saw PJ post her carrot paruppu usili, it looked awesome and I decided to try it today. My mom made this dish and here's how she made it:

Ingredients:
Carrots - 4, medium chopped
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Dry red chili - 2
Asafoetida - pinch
Curry leaves - 8
Salt - to taste

Lentil Masala paste:
Chana dal - ½cup
Green chilies - 4
Cumin seeds - 2tsp
Coriander seeds - 2tbsp
Ginger - 1" piece
Coconut - 2tbsp, either fresh or dry

Method:
  • Soak chana dal for 1 hour. Grind along with all the other ingredients listed under lentil masala paste into a coarse mixture adding very little water.
  • Microwave or boil chopped carrot until cooked thoroughly. Keep aside.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a saute pan, add cumin and mustard seeds, once the seeds start to splutter add dry red chili, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Next add the ground paste and cook until the mixture dries up. Constant stirring is required at this stage.
  • Finally add the cooked carrot and salt. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and dal.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 23.
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12 comments:

  1. I make this offen at home. Just love it.

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  2. very interesting and healthy recipe, lovely click

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  3. yum yum!!! so delicious and so colorful!!! we generally make paruppu usli with beans,,, carrot is a nice idea!!
    Sowmya

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  4. Droolworthy patoli, love this paurppu usili with some hot sambhar bath. Loving that bowl.

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  5. Healthy and Yummy , loving it.........

    http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in

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  6. Must say the entire colour combination rocks!..very healthy dish

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  7. I always make usili with cluster beans or beans, now I will try making with carrot too :). Nice clicks!

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  8. Looks lovely. Patoli is one dish I make regularly at my home. I detest the frying part of the paste though. I simply steam it and add it to the curry.

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  9. Good... :) Parupusili is my facorite.. We generally make this only with beans.. Should give this a try...

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