Carrot Thoran is a simple yet a delightful Kerala style stirfry with coconut. This dish is so quick to make and also tasty side dish. It is also a part of Onam sadya menu too. This thoran is healthy as it does not involve overcooking. The stirfry retains all the nutrients inside the dish so i prefer always to go for a stir fry with or without coconut.

I have shared many stir fry recipes like Vazakkka ThoranVazha koombu ThoranMushroom ThoranCarrot Beans thoranEthakka Tholi ThoranKadachakka ThoranCabbage Masala ThoranVazha pindi ThoranBroccoli Thoran and Beetroot thoran.

Carrot thoran

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: Kerala
Serves: 4

Carrots, grated- 2 big (1 and 1/2 cups)
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Chana dal- 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal- 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Dry red chillies-2
Curry leaves- 2 strands
Onion, chopped- 1 small
Green chillies, chopped- 2-3
Salt- to taste

To grind:
Coconut, grated- 1/2 cup
Jeera- 1/2 teaspoon
Garlic- 1 clove
Kerala carrot thoran recipe

  • Grind the coconut, jeera and garlic together as a coarse paste without adding any water.
  • Peel and grate the carrots. Chop the onion and green chillies; set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds and then add the chana dal, urad dhal, dry red chillies(optional) and curry leaves.
  • Now add the chopped onion and green chillies together and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Add the grated carrots and some salt and stir well.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook till the carrots becomes soft for about 5 minutes.
  • Now open the lid and add the coconut paste and mix well and cook till the raw smell of the garlic leaves.
  • Serve with any curry of your choice like sambar, dal, rasam. 
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