Oct 15, 2011

Keralan Carrot Pachadi

If you are in a hurry or if you need any quick side dish for pulav or rice..Then this is the answer..

I even loved to have this as it is in a bowl with a spoon..It is a kind of cooling and refreshing at the same time.Since there is no coconut in this you can have it as a salad..

I made it for lunch today along with Ennai Kathirikai(One of my favorite dish)..I will update the recipe of that tomorrow I think..

So hope you will enjoy this and let me know if you have any questions..So off you go to the step by step recipe..

Recipe Source:Kaipunyam.com

Carrot-3 peeled & grated
Thick Yogurt / Curd -1 cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp

For Seasoning:
Coconut oil-1 tblspn
Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna ulli-3 chopped finely
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Dry Red chilli-1
Hing / Asafoetida / Kaya podi- ¼ tsp
Curry leaves 1 spring


Take a kadai and add in grated carrot..Season with some salt and turmeric powder..Pour in some water..Cover and cook for 10 mins or until the carrot is cooked.

Switch off the flame and let it cool down a bit..

Pour in curd to the cooled carrot mixture and mix well.Add a tsp of sugar and mix well..This brings out the natural sweetness of this dish..

Make seasoning by heating oil and crackling some mustard,cumin,hing,dry red chilli,shallots and curry leaves..Cook this till the shallots is golden brown.

Pour this seasoning over the pachadi and mix well.

Serve with rice..

Take all your ingrediants...Please add sugar in this list..Hmmm I have such and poor memory
Grate your carrot

take that in a kadai

add a splash of water

and some turmeric

and some salt

cover and cook for 10 mins

carrot is beautifully cooked

now add curd to the cooled carrot

mix well
make seasoning by crackling mustard and cumin in coconut oil

add a pinch hing to this

and your red chilli

throw in shallot and curry leaves

fry till golden brown

pour the seasoning over the carrot

mix well


  1. I have never cooked carrots like this before. My husband always said he didn't like cooked carrots much, so I fried them quickly with some spices, so they were still crunchy at the end. But I really wanted to try this pachadi and it came out so creamy and aromatic from the shallots and curry leaves. I loved every bite and even my husband said that he "could eat carrots cooked like that anytime".

  2. My husband just loved this pachadi Aarthi! He ate nearly the whole bowlful and kept talking about it all evening. I will definitely make it again, thank you so much!


You are really kind hearted, who came to leave comments for me. Each of your comments are really valuable for me. This keeps me cooking a lot..Thank you so much..

Please think twice before leaving Harsh & Rude comments. It hurts me a lot. All those comments will be deleted.

Thanks for understanding..


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...