Carrot Dal


1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup green gram dal
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Few curry leaves
2 Green chillies slit into half
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lemon juice
Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish
1/2 tsp ginger paste
A bit of asafoetida

Cook the greengram dal and carrots together till soft.

Heat oil, add mustard and cumin seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves and green chillies. Then add turmeric, cooked dal and carrots, ginger paste and asafoetida. Cook for five minutes.

Switch off the stove and add lemon juice. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rotis/rice.

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Illatharasi said...

I always try to look for carrot recipes to eat them differently ;) will try this!

It looks yummy:)

rekhas kitchen said...

good one to have carrots will try this

Sia said...

nice touch to dal with carrots. but some how i like them raw than cooked version. and in another way i am one huge dal lover, so gonna try is asap:)

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Shreya said...

Looks great!! I usually also add onions, and instead of adding lemon juice, add tomatoes along with carrots.. really nice recipe with lemon juice.. will try:-)

Madhavi said...

Nice dal recipe EC, look delicious!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

adding of carrot makes the dish delicious and colourful...luv the click soo much....

Usha said...

Looks delicious and yummy :)

LG said...

Carrot dal looks so good and nutritious too..good one EC.

Seema said...

Nice dhal - Adding Carrots a nice twist!

Sukanya said...

The dal looks so colorful and good.Iam sure the carrots will taste yum in the dal and eating carrots is also good for health.

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