Sunday, November 15, 2009

Carrot Thoran / Upperi

Stir fry with fresh carrots, brings out a touch of sweetness of the carrot and then a spicy taste from the spices combined to make a good side dish to have with rice or roti. I always liked this upperi with rice and meen /fish curry. Easy to make, just leaving the part of cutting the carrots to small bits. It's simple in taste and easy to put together.


5 medium - Carrots, cleaned & cut to small pieces
1 medium - Red onion Or 6 to 7 big , shallots, diced
1/2 to 1 tsp - Red chili flakes
1/4 ts - Turmeric powder
1/4 cup - Freshly grated coconut
Coconut oil


1 to 2 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 to 3 sprigs - Curry leaves


1 ) Heat oil in a kadai or a wok. Add mustard and let it pop. Then add carrot, onion, curry leaves, chili flakes, turmeric powder, salt to taste and stir in well to combine all the ingredients. Then sprinkle some water and close with a lid and cook on a very low heat till the carrot is cooked.

2 ) Add coconut and stir in. Add little coconut oil and fry for a minute to take off any moisture.

Serve hot with rice or roti.


Anonymous said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!

meena said...

This looks really good. Easy to make.

Aruna said...

Love your blog. Will try this stir fry. With carrots, it will be a healthy one.

Pravs said...

Tagskie : Thanks for dropping by.

Meena : Yes, its easy to do. do try.

Aruna :Thank you :) Do try.

sandhya said...

nice stir fry pravs... makes a great side dish for rice...

Priyadarshini said...

wouldn't it be easier to just grate the carrots

Subi said...

You could'nt have posted this at a better time. I wondering what to cook when I had was a packet of carrots. I see this recipe and I was thrilled. Made it today. Went well with moru koottan.

Pravs said...

Sandhya : yes, you should try this if you like carrots.

Priyadarshini: fine grated will not be good. If you can coarsely grate then it will be fine. I have always cooked this upperi, by chopping to small bits.

Subi : So i am in time :) wasn't it simple and good ? I know with a packet of carrots, its too many carrots and this is always what i do, when i have too many.

IR said...

I prepared this.Its really simple & tasty..

Anonymous said...

looks really simple except for grated coconut. Didnt have it at home. So I tried it without them.