Carrot Chutney - Side-Dish for Idly/Dosa

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, September 05, 2013

Simple and easy to make Vegetable Chutney for our very own Idly/Dosa. I even use this chutney as a spread for my sandwich. Even your picky-eater won't find out that it is carrots!!! :)
2 Medium Carrots
2 Red Chilies (Long Variety), each broken into 2
1 Large Onion, Chopped
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 Medium-sized Tomato
handful of curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tsp of oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of hing and turmeric
  • Wash the Carrot well. I have kept a separate dishwash scrub for scrubbing the veggies and washing them. Since most of the nutrients are right below the skin of the veggies, don't want to lose them. If you feel other-wise, go ahead and peel the skin of the carrots
  • Chop them into Chunks. Chop Onion and Tomato into chunks and garlic into thin slices
  • Heat Oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add hing and turmeric. Add Chopped onions, garlic, curry leaves and broken red chilies. Saute until onions are translucent.
  • Next dump the tomatoes and saute until they become soft. Next add the chopped carrots and saute for 8-10 minutes.
  • Switch off the stove and keep it closed  until it becomes cool enough to grind.
  • Take all the sauted ingredients in a mixer and grind to fine paste, no need to add water. If at all your mixer jerks, add 1/4 cup of water, not more than that.
  • Transfer the contents to a bowl. Serve with Idly/Dosa or even use it as a spread on your bread, roti. 

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  1. nice twist to usual chutney this variation of using carrots

  2. wow...healthy n tempting chutney...

  3. Very healthy and lovely chutney Priya...

  4. very very healthy chutney looks super delicious :)

  5. Never heard of carrot chutney.. Looks mouthwatering.. Loved the colour.. Yes, indeed a great way to sneak in vegetables for lil ones.. Do visit my blog..

  6. hey nice to hear about srubbing part, I too have a separate veggie scrub for potatoes ,carrots,cucumbers etc.... a very nice and innovative chutney.....

  7. Very healthy chutney. I also prepare this in the same way but add scraped coconut along with this. Thanks for sharing

    ongoing event: healthy breakfast


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