Monday, February 9, 2009

Carrot Paruppu Usili

One of the health benefits of carrots is well known: the carrot is rich in beta-carotene, which the body stores and converts to vitamin A as it is needed.Vitamin A deficiency leads to poor vision; thus, the age-old parental advice concerning the benefits of carrots to good vision can be scientifically supported..The compound that makes carrots and other vegetables orange is called "carotene", named aptly after the carrot.Carrots are also a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and manganese, and a good source of vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, potassium and copper. This is one of the easiest way to make out paruppu usili with carrot n dals...u doesnt need to steam cook the dal batter..i saw this recipe from one Tamil magazine n got hooked with this easiest way of preparing paruppu usili with carrot..This healthy n protein packed side dish goes to FIC - Orange guest hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, event started by Sunshinemon of Tongue Ticklers...

4nos Carrots
1no Onion chopped
2nos Green chillies chopped
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
3nos curry leaves

For Paruppu Usili:
1/4cup Toor dal
Handful of Channa dal
2no Green chillies
pinch Asafoetida powder

Wash n soak the dals for an hour..chop the carrots as any shape as u desire n keep aside...grind all the ingredients together for paruppu usili n keep aside..heat the oil n add the mustard seeds n let them splutters, add the chopped onion pieces,curry leaves n chopped green chillies, saute together until the onions turns transculent..add grounded dal n saute in simmer..after few minutes they will get stick to the pan n will be very hard to turn them, break them with the spatula..put off the stove n keep aside..

Steam cook the carrot with enough salt..add the cooked carrots to the already cooked dals n toss everything gently..

Serve as side dish for any rice dish!!


Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya

Carrot parippu dish looks yummy ...Sounds interesting ..Have to try this combo..Thanks dear

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

This is a time saving version of usili. Looks very inviting.
I have a version which also doesn't require steam cooking and cuts down on the oil too.:)

Thanks for sending this in for FIC Orange.

PG said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to eat this. A very flavourful version.

Raks said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so colourful! I have tried with beans,never with carrots alone! GOod one priya!

FH said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent recipe, looks tasty and beautiful. Thanks Priya! :)

Bindiya said... Reply To This Comment

this is new to me, will try it out, looks yum!

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Good recipe. This is different from how I make carrots. Looks like FIC orange is going to invite lots of carrots:)

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

great recipe...nice combo..

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I havent tried this,nutritious and i think kids will love this..thank you for sharing

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Never made with carrot usili, looks tasty

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Love carrots..nice pics priya..:)

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

That's very innovative - must give it a try sometime.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

never tried this.. looks yum. i have always loved parupusilli. next time will make this one.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

yum yum perfect with rasam rice great