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Carrot chutney recipe | side dish for idli|dosa

by Jeyashri suresh

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 comment

Unknown June 11, 2017 - 3:11 am

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


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