Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Carrot Chutney..

Bored of the regular chutneys and dips??
Here is a very simple, tasty and healthy chutney without any coconut in it and can be made in a jiffy!!
This is also what I learnt form Usha Manni (s-i-l) and I'm thankful to her for all her low calorie and healthy recipes.Here it is:


Carrots- 2 nos.

White Raddish/Daikon- 1 (optnl)

Tomato- 1 medium (not so ripe)

Green chillies- 2 to 3

Cilantro- 1/2 cup

Roasted peanuts- a handful

Salt to taste

For Tempering:

Oil-1/2 Tsp

Mustard seeds- 1 Tsp

Dry red chilly- 1 (optnl)

Curry leaves- a few

Asafoetida/Hing- a pinch


1.Peel the carrots and radish and slice them and chop the tomato roughly.

2.Add half teaspoon of oil in a pan and saute the veggies till they are half cooked.

3.Allow it to cool and grind it along with the green chillies, cilantro, peanuts and salt into a coarse paste.

4.Temper it with mustard seed, curry leaves and hing or serve it as it is along with Idli, dosa or chappati.

Note: Do not grind the veggies into a fine paste as it will look and taste like smashed baby food!!
The chutney has to be coarse.


  1. Vidya: Awesome blogs, keep up the good work. Are you doing some Julie&Julia kinda thing? Thats a lot of cooking you've done so far; Hi to your two men at home; they must be so happy eating all the good stuff all the time :-)
    - Rajesh (your old friend)

  2. Hey Good Old Amigo!!!That was a very pleasant surprise to hear from you after ages..Feels nice to know you visited my blog!Thanx for all your comments!!V r all good and hope you r too.. Yes, ur right,my men two r the bigggggggg inspiration for me for to do all this! Do keep visiting my blog whenever u find time. Adios!!