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Carrot Patoli (Carrot Paruppu Usili)

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 4 serving


  • 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


  • 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.


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