Carrot Stir Fry | Carrot Fry Recipe | How to make Carrot Fry

carrot stir fry

Use carrot stir fry as a side dish for items like chapati, vegetable roti and ragi roti. Not only this fry is tasty, but also healthy. Further, if you do not like raw carrot salad, this dish can be a good alternative. If want to make a nutritious side dish with less effort, and in about 15 minutes, then carrot stir fry is definitely a fine choice.

For a birthday party or a special event, carrot stir fry can be a simple, yet healthy item in the menu that everyone would like.

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Spread carrot stir fry on a slice of a toasted, wheat bread. Place another toasted slice on the spread. Make two diagonal cuts.

Relish with a hot cup of milk, coffee or tea.

The carrot fry recipe needs only a few items, yet another reason to know how to make carrot fry. Carrot, curry leaves and coconut gratings are some of the main items you need to make this side dish.

Garnish the carrot stir fry with plenty of fresh coconut gratings and finely-chopped coriander leaves and with a few drops of lemon juice.

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1. Carrots 5-6
2. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Chana dal 1 teaspoon
5. Jeera / cumin 1/4 teaspoon
6. Curry leaves 1 sprig

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7. Onion 1
8. Green chilies 2-3
9. Fresh coconut gratings 1 tablespoon
10. Coriander leaves 3-4 sprigs, finely chopped
11. Lemon juice to taste
12. Salt to taste

How to make Carrot Fry?

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1. Soak the carrots in water for 10-15 minutes.

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Rub the carrots with your fingers to remove any dirt.

Wash with clean water.
2. Grate the carrots.

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3. Chop the onion, green chilies and coriander leaves.

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4. Heat the oil till it becomes hot.

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5. Add mustard seeds, jeera and chana dal.

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Fry till the dal becomes golden brown.

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6. Add onion, chilies and curry leaves.

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Fry till the onion becomes soft.

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7. Add carrot gratings.

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Fry for a few minutes.

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Sprinkle a few teaspoons of water.

Cover and cook till the gratings become just soft.

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If the water content is less in carrots, these could burn at the bottom. So, check and sprinkle a few teaspoons of water.
8. Add salt.

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Mix and cook for a few more minutes.
9. Add coconut, coriander, and lemon juice.

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10. Carrot stir fry is ready.

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TIPS Carrot Stir Fry
1. Add a few pinches of turmeric to make the fry more healthy.
2. Add a few pinches of hing / asafoetida for flavor and to aid digestion.