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:

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 te...

Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M
  • Passive Time1 hour

Ingredients

Carrots - medium chopped
4
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"
Coconut - either fresh or dry
2tbsps

Steps

  1. 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.
  2. Microwave or boil chopped carrot until cooked thoroughly. Keep aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Next add the ground paste and cook until the mixture dries up. Constant stirring is required at this stage.
  5. Finally add the cooked carrot and salt. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice and dal.
Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 23.

Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)
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