Carrot Chutney

Carrot Chutney served with idly

Peanut and coconut chutnies are common to accompany Idly or Dosa. My husband and my daughter love peanut chutney but when thinking about fat in nuts and the lack of vegetable ingredients in breakfast made me think of a vegetable chutney when ever I make Idlies or Dosas. So the protein rich Idly or protein rich Dosa can now be accompanied with this carrot chutney made with vegetable and nuts providing your family necessary vegetable and unsaturated fat servings for breakfast.

Below is a simple process to prepare Carrot chutney with minimum ingredients.

Update: I replaced peanuts with walnuts, tastes good.

 Ingredients:

  1. Carrots – 5 Medium
  2. Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
  3. Peanuts – 1 tbsp
  4. Cumin- 1 tsp
  5. Garlic – 2 cloves
  6. Tamarind – 1 tsp
  7. Green Chillies – 3
  8. Oil – 2 drops (spray)
  9. Salt – 1 tsp

Popu/Tadka:

  •  Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Dry Red chillies – 2
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 4
  • Turmeric- 1/8 tsp

Method:

  • Steam cook carrots until carrot becomes soft.
  • Heat non stick pan on low medium heat and spray little oil
  • Once the pan is heated add cumin,garlic and green chillies, fry them until green chillies turn little pale and keep them aside.
  •  In the same pan Dry roast  peanuts and keep them a side and dry roast sesame seeds, remove from heat and wait until all ingredients reach room temperature.
  • Grind sesame seeds , then add peanuts, cumin, garlic,green chillies, tamarind and salt to sesame powder and grind them.
  • Add half of carrots to above ingredients and grind them to fine paste.
  • Grate remaining carrots and add them to chutney.
  • Taste and adjust salt.

Seasoning / Popu Method:

  • Heat small pan on medium heat and add 1 tsp oil for popu/tadka
  • Add Mustard seeds , cumin and dry chillies, when mustered seeds are spluttering add turmeric and curry leaves, switch off the stove.
  • Add this popu to Chutney.
  • Serve Chutney with Idly, Dosa, Pesarattu or It can be use as a dip for bread or as a spread for sandwich

Carrot Chutney

Notes:

  • I didn’t use Popu/Seasoning/Tadka to chutney since I want to minimize oil consumption.

 

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