Dec 27, 2018

Carrot Peas and Coconut Poriyal ~ Quick & Simple Recipes

This Carrot and Coconut Poriyal is very simple and quick to make. This fry goes perfect with Roti or Rice. As there is no garlic or any masalas used in this recipe, this can be considered as Satvik Recipe and perfect for thali setting on a fasting day or any festive day. Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Carrot - 3 medium
Peas - 1/3 cup ( Frozen)
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup (fresh)
Onion - 1 small
Red Chili - 2
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 5
Hing / Asafetida - pinch
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Green Chili - 2 medium
Oil -  2 Tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp ( according to your taste)
Cilantro - 1 tbsp (for garnish)


  • Trim the edges and peel carrot, chop them into thin cube slices. Heat 1 cup of water and add chopped carrot when the water is boiling and cook for 5 to 7 min until notice the carrot pieces become tender. Then add frozen peas to water and switch off the stove, leave the pot on stove for 5 min.  Now strain water and transfer boiled carrots and peas to a wide plate. 
  • Trim edges and chop green chili into small pieces.
  • Trim edges and peel the onion and chop into thin slices.


  1. Heat the non-stick pan and add 2 Tbsp of Oil. Once the oil is hot add red chili, followed by Chana Dal, Urad Dal, Cumin Seeds and Mustard Seeds. Once the mustard splutters, lentils turn to golden color, add curry leaves followed by hing. That makes tempering complete. 
  2. Add onion slices, green chili and turmeric powder to pan. Mix well with tempering. Saute for 3 min until raw smell of onion goes away. Now add grated coconut to the pan and mix it well with onion tempering for 2 min.
  3. Now add boiled carrot and peas to the pan and mix with coconut and tempering very well. 
  4. Add salt and mix it in well and stir-fry on high for 3 min. Switch off the stove and transfer fry to serving bowl and garnish with thinly chopped cilantro. That is it, Carrot and Coconut Poriyal is ready under 15 min. Now serve this fry with hot roti or rice. 


  • Grate coconut in coconut grater, if you don't have coconut grater handy, grind coarsely in small mixie jar in mixie grinder. Coconut should be flaky should not become like paste. 
  • If you are in states and not able to find fresh coconut, you can use frozen grated coconut to get the same authentic taste. However remember to thaw it before using the recipe. 
  • If you don't have fresh or frozen coconut handy, you can use dry coconut powder but taste wouldn't be the same. 

    Will be back with another simple satvik recipe,
    Until then take care, 

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