Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gajar Adrak Chatni | Carrot and Ginger Chutney

Sunday breakfasts are always slow and lazy. I always like to make something slightly different and special. I believe that cereals and milk were just not made for the weekends, were they? Working with this theme, I made some Oats Pohe last Sunday. Filling, super tasty, and nutritious, they made for a wonderful weekend breakfast. As an accompaniment, I made some delicious Carrot and Ginger Chutney.

I love ginger and it is something I add liberally to vegetables, lentils, tea, and even soups. Apart from its mellow yet spicy flavour, I find this fragrant root | stem can do wonders for appetite, recipes, and general food appeal! In this chutney, I have paired ginger with carrots. If you have ever tried carrot juice with ginger, you will know where I am heading!! I have kept all other spices to the minimum, so that the flavour of ginger stands out in this recipe.

More Raw Carrot Recipes @ Annarasa:
Gajar Koshambir Ver 1.0 | Carrot Peanut Salad
Gajar Koshambir Ver 2.0 | Carrot Yogurt Salad
Gajar March No Sambharo | Fresh Carrot Green Chile Pickle

4 carrots
1/2 inch piece ginger
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup dhalia (roasted chana dal)
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp red chili powder (optional)

For Tempering:
1 tsp til tail (sesame oil), raw
1/4 tsp rai (mustard seeds)
1/4 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
1/8 tsp hing (asafoetida)
4-5 kari patta (curry leaves)

  1. Peel the carrots and chop into bite sized pieces.
  2. Peel the ginger and slice.
  3. Place the chopped carrots and ginger with the shredded coconut, dhalia, salt and chili powder in a blender. Process until smooth.
  4. Remove into a bowl. 
  5. Prepare tempering by heating the sesame oil in a small saucepan. 
  6. Add the mustard seeds, when they begin to pop, add the cumin and asafoetida.
  7. Add the curry leaves, and turn off the heat.
  8. Gently pour the oil over the chutney.
  9. Mix in with a small spoon.
  10. Enjoy with idli, dosa, poha, or upma.

Vegan Recipe

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  1. wow very healthy and flavorful chutney dear :) Love the addition ginger adds the zing !! looks yumm dear !!

  2. Slurp! That looks good ... *tummy rumbles*

  3. What a nice chutney! I will definitely be trying this with fresh carrots when they're ready in the garden. Brilliant idea you have here!

  4. scrumptious will try this sometime,

  5. Love this chutney very much, that too with ginger am loving it.


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