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Dershana

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Carrot chutney with adai dosai

Made 'adai dosais' for breakfast today. Adai dosai, for those who aren't familiar, is dosa (crepe) made with a variety of lentils and a portion of raw rice. I don't like the traditional combination of 'avial' with adai and so make different veggie chutneys to go with it. Saw this colourful recipe in Mallika Badrinath's Vegetarian Curries recipe book and decided to make a go at it. It came out really good and was excellant when paired with adai.
Feeling extra good about the perfect carb-protien combo with that liberal dash of Vitamin A and beta- carotenes for accompaniment

Grated carrot - 1 1/2 cups
Roasted peanuts - 1/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Dry red chillies - 4 Nos
Coriander powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Garlic - 1 clove
Salt to taste

For tempering
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Dry roast the red chillies and garlic. Add a teaspoon of oil and add the grated carrot and coriander powder. Saute till carrots are slightly done. Add in the rest of the ingredients and saute for a minute. Cool and grind to a smooth paste adding a little water. Transfer to serving bowl.

Heat a teaspoon of oil and crackle the mustard seeds and fry the curry leaves. Pour it over the chutney.

I had posted the 'adai dosa' recipe long back, for the recipe click on http://thefootloosechef.blogspot.com/2008/05/ada-dosa.html

Carrot chutney makes its way to FIC - February event. The colour this month is Orange and is hosted at My Diverse Kitchen. The event details can be had at http://mydiversekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/02/lets-paint-it-orange-this-month.html

The FIC event was launched by TongueTicklers. The original event details can be had at http://tumyumtreats.blogspot.com/2008/07/event-announcement.html


Also, sending this to Mane Adige's Chutney/Dip mania event. The event is on at http://maneadige.blogspot.com/2009/01/inviting-entries-for-mania-event-here.html

29 comments:

sowmya said...

chutney with carrot..sounds good..yumm

Ramya said...

Never heard of Carrot Chutney...looks good...shall try it soon

Chitra said...

carrot chutney looks yumm...Nvere tried with peanuts .will try:)nice entry for the FIc:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow sounds new to me. Looks yummy....

Asha said...

Beautiful looking chutney D, healthy too. I will try. I always have carrots in the fridge! :)

Asha said...

Beautiful colorful and healthy chutney, D! I always have carrots in the fridge, will try! :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too make carrot chutney,but bit different way! But same colour for me too:)
Love the combo of adai thaosai and this chutney:)

Trupti said...

carrot chutney looks very delicious Dershana.

Do participate in MBP: Kids Food event

Preety said...

wow i love the color of chutney

Cham said...

Chutney and adai great combo and I love the color of ur chutney

Superchef said...

never tried chutneys with any vegetables...mine is mostly limited to onion, tomato, cilantro and maybe mint! this one looks good!

Nazarina A said...

I love this rendition of carrot chutney. It sure looks healthy and delicious !

Usha said...

Chutney looks yum, must have tasted yum with adai :-)

Deepa Hari said...

Carrot chutney sounds great Dershana...looks yummy and colorful.

meeso said...

I love that chutney, so healthy!

Seena said...

Dershana, first time here! your comment in my blog helped me discover yours.. :)loved recipes here, never tasted this kind carrot chutney , have to try once.. see you! :)

Sia said...

very innovative recipe.

Vaishali said...

I love the idea of a carrot chutney: I never would have thought of it myself. It looks and sounds delicious, Dershana.

Sumathi said...

Chutney with carrots.. wow.. Looks really yummy..

Sathya Sankar said...

sounds interesting & delicious !Nice dish.
got something for you in my blog!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks healthy chutney..looks fabulous

Malar Gandhi said...

healthy chutney...I make them often. Adai is also interesting...

Nithya Praveen said...

Chutney...that too using Carrot???? Wow thats interesting Dershana.This is new,looks wonderful:)A must try recipe.

Yasmeen said...

Healthy meal,the carrots certainly add lot of Vitamin power to the chutney.Please trail back to my blog for a token of gratitude:)

Aparna said...

Thanks for painting this post "orange" with your very colourful carrot chutney.
I make a version of it too and we love carrots in our chutney.

Uj said...

Chutney using carrot is totally new to me.. Never thought of it.. :) innovative entry :D

Swapna Pravin said...

Sounds new & interesting. Healthy tooo:)

sunshinemom said...

Carrot chutney sounds healthy! Adai is something I always liked for its dose of lentils:) Lovely entry!

Vibaas said...

Carrot chutney sounds different and yummy. nice entry!

 
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