Chutney without coconut

      It has been a long time since i posted a recipe in the category Side dish for Idli | dosa. This carrot chutney, though not very regular, but i make when i run out of tomatoes. A very simple chutney and best way to make kids eat carrots too. I just made it in my Kara chutney style , with few alterations. We all loved the taste and it tasted so yum with Dosai. Try out this Carrot Chutney and even you can have with parathas too.

Carrot chutney recipe
Carrot Chutney

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |   Serves : 3-4

     Carrot   2
     Small Onion   8-10
     Garlic    2 pods
     Urad dal    1/2 tblsp
     Red chilli   2-3
     Tamarind   a small piece
     Salt   to taste
     Oil   2 tsp
     Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
     Curry leaves    few


  • In a pan add little oil and roast the urad dal, red chili and tamarind, till the dal turns golden brown. Keep it aside.
  • In the same pan add the onions(take the skin of the onions) and garlic.
  • Roast till golden brown. Keep it aside. Roast in a small flame.
urad dal+chili Onion+garlic
  • Add in the roughly chopped carrots. Cook in a low flame for 5 minutes.
  • When everything is cool, grind urad dal, red chilli, tamarind, onions, garlic and carrots along with salt into a fine paste. You can add water while grinding.
Carrot to grind
  • Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. 
  • Carrot Chutney is ready to serve.  Carrot-Chutney
  1. You can add little grated coconut while grinding.
  2. Shallots can be replaced with big onions.
  3. Urad dal can be replaced with channa dal

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  1. Healthy chutney with clear pictures.. Thank you.

  2. Carrot chutney is a super hit,my kid loved it.thanku

  3. I tried your carrot chutney recipe and it was awesome. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I made this recipe today. It came out well.. but i want to know does the carrot have to cook untill its a lill soft or just sauté it?

    1. Thanks for trying it ou. Just sauteing for 5 minutes is enough. No need to completely cook

  5. I was wondering whether my husband would like this sort of chutney..but to my surprise he loved it... Thanks ur blog is the only cooking guide at home now... Great work...

  6. My husband generally doesn't eat carrot however its made ...thanks to u ...he simply loved it...

  7. jeyashree akka, i added the carrot and onions along with tamarind, urad & red chilli by mistake and fried and grinded, it gave a different taste. is it becausec of the tamarind in oil for the long time

    1. It's ok to add like that. It will taste good only. May be the tamarind would have burnt or too much of tamarind would have added.

  8. Hi Jeyashri, this is from Canada and O tried out this chutney. It came out good. The tanginess n sweet flavours were just right. I substituted tamarind for tamarind pulp and it came out just fine. I added a little grated cocunut while grinding too. Thank you so much for this chutney receipe.

  9. This was a good addition to the dosas, Thanks for your recipe.

  10. This was a good addition to the dosas, thanks for your recipe.