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)
Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)
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Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)
Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 Carrots - medium chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 red chili Dry
  • pinch Asafoetida
  • 8 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
Lentil Masala paste:
  • ½ cup Chana dal
  • 4 chilies Green
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 Ginger "
  • 2 tbsps Coconut - either fresh or dry
Servings: serving
Instructions
  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.
Recipe Notes


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

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0 thoughts on “Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)”

  1. yum yum!!! so delicious and so colorful!!! we generally make paruppu usli with beans,,, carrot is a nice idea!!SowmyaOngoing Event – CWF – Whole Wheat FlourOngoing Event – Let’s Party – Eggless Bakes and Treats

  2. 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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