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Carrot Methi Pachadi

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Carrot Methi Chutney

I have been under the weather for a while. Well, the effect of seasonal changes! :( Feeling much better now and am back after a much needed break.

Am blogging a favorite recipe today. It includes my favorite greens and vegetable – methi and carrot. Love the refreshing colors and flavor combination of carrot and fenugreek in a pachadi avatar. Clean, simple and delicious.

Carrot Methi Pachadi Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 30 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

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Ingredients:

2 cups grated carrot

1 cup fresh methi leaves, loosely packed

1 tbsp split black gram dal (minapa pappu)

1 tbsp Bengal gram (senaga pappu)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1-2 dry red chillis (adjust to suit your spice level)

4-5 garlic flakes

1-2 green chillies (adjust)

1 tbsp grated jaggery (adjust)

salt to taste

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp oil

For the tempering/poppu/tadka:

1 tsp oil

1/2 mustard seeds

1/2 tsp split gram dal

8-10 curry leaves

1 Heat half a tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic, cumin, split gram dal, bengal gram, red chillis and mustard seeds and stir on medium heat till the dals turn slightly red and a nice aroma emanates. Immediately remove the roasted spices, and keep aside.
2 In the same pan, add a tsp of oil if required, add the slit green chilli and grated carrot and on medium flame saute till the rawness of carrot disappears (approx 3-4 mts). Remove and keep aside.
3 In the same pan, add another tsp of oil and saute the methi leaves for 3 mts. Remove from heat and cool.
4 Grind the roasted dal mixture first, followed by the sauteed carrot and methi, jaggery along with salt, to a coarse paste without adding any water.
5 Heat oil in a pan for the tempering, add the mustard seeds, let them pop and add the split gram dal and curry leaves and fry till the dal turns red. Add this seasoning along with lemon juice to the ground pachadi. Serve with hot steamed rice.

Carrot Methi Pachadi Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Yield: 4
Main Ingredients: carrot methi

Am blogging a favorite recipe today. It includes my favorite greens and vegetable – methi and carrot. Love the refreshing colors and flavor combination of carrot and fenugreek in a pachadi avatar. Clean, simple and delicious.

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By • Jan 24th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Green Leafy Vegetables, Indian Chutney Recipes - Pachadi, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://arundati.wordpress.com arundati

    hope you are better sailu. take care…never tried this combination for a chutney. i enjoy methi leaves in carrot vepudu tho… must try this out

  • https://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com Nishi

    Yummy Pachadi Sailu!! Looks delicious :)

    • http://italianfrozenfood.blogspot.com/ Frozen Sandwiches

      Yes, it wets my appetite… wanna try tonight for sure!

    • http://italianfrozenfood.blogspot.com/ Frozen Sandwiches

      Yes, it wets my appetite… wanna try tonight for sure!

    • http://italianfrozenfood.blogspot.com/ Frozen Sandwiches

      Yes, it wets my appetite… wanna try tonight for sure!

  • Archana

    hi Sailu…

    Nice to see u back in action….Take care…
    Wow rare combi of carrots nd methi…will try it out for sure.

  • http://veenasvegnation.blogspot.com/ veena

    looks very delicious. bookmarked

  • Deepti

    Hi Sailu,
    Love your recipes. Did u ever try using fenugreek seeds instead of its leaves?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      No, I have not tried with methi seeds. The fresh methi leaves sauteed in oil yields a far superior flavor.

  • Phebe

    No doubt about its taste Sailu…..
    Adding fenugreek leaves to most of the dishes makes them simple and flavourful as you said.

  • Haritha

    Sailu, am veryyyy happy to see this post..Yu were away for such a longg tym…The recipe looks yummilicious :) Shall definitely give it a try n let yu know the outcome..Plz do keep postin as time permits :) n take gud care of urself.. :)

  • sindhu

    hi sailu.
    wat hapend 2 u……….
    aftr a lng tym seeing ur updates…..vry rare recipie…..
    i trid dis n it cam out well….
    keep postin sailu……….
    take care of urself………

  • soumya

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe…will definitely try this weekend…:-)

  • Lakshmi

    Glad to see you back in action. Please take care of yourself.

  • Nirmala

    sailu, take care. Missed your recipes all these days.

  • Kalyani

    nice recipe Sailu garu, very nice combination, I will surely try it out.

  • Kirthi

    Welcome back Sailu, we missed you…

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    wow, very unusual combo, but looks superb, love the pic.

  • http://www.cilantroonline.com Cilantro

    I am glad to see you back. Hope you are feeling better now. Pachadi sounds delicious.

  • http://yummyodds.blogspot.com Mythreyi

    Glad you are back on track Sailu. I have never tried this combination, will give it a try. Looks Colorful and delicious.

    -Mythreyi

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani P

    wow it looks like new one to me and interesting ……
    will try this one ….

  • Vijayshri

    Thanks a lot Mrs. Sailu. Chanced upon this website and fell for it. Am a great fan of gutthi vankaya Koora.The pic looks mouth watering. Shall def try it.

  • Sarada

    Missed your blogging

  • Vikas

    Hi Sailu,

    Interesting combo. Never heard of this before. Now my regular question:

    How did you grind these half cooked vegetables? Did you add any water while grinding?

    If we do not grind can this work as a side dish? Does it taste different on grinding?

    Take care,
    Vikas

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      There is no need to add water. Just sprinkle few drops of water. Yes, it can work as a side dish with a dash of jaggery and lemon juice.

  • meeraanand

    hello madam

    I am a fan of our blog and i have learnt much of cooking from u.I am subscriber of ur blog.I really missed ur receipes and was happy to c ur latest one in my mail.Hope ur keeping well.Let me tell u all the greens palya i do is a great hit in my house.At the age of 50 I have become a great cook because of u.Thanks and keep up to educate people in kitchen like us.

  • http://www.harikaskitchen.blogspot.com Harika

    Hi sailu lovely recipe. There is an award for u in my blog come and recieve that.

  • http://www.peppermill-miri.blogspot.com Miri

    Wow – that is such an interesting combination – definitely a must try

  • Mouli

    Hello Sailu,
    So happy to see you are back. Hope all is well and take good care of your health.
    This recipe looks delicious – am making it tonight.
    Your recipes make our family dinner a hit as I am not such a great cook at all.
    We missed you !
    Welcome back

  • Deepika

    Hi Sailu,

    I’ve been following your blog for a few years now. Being settled in Chennai we do not cook or try out many Andhra recipes though we’d love to. Your recipes have instilled a desire to try them out. Now, my parents and friends enjoy eating what i cook :) The carrot patchadi was a hit!
    Not only cooking, after reading your post on kid’s traditional clothing, i was out to try wearing traditional clothes. I hunted and designed a pavada dhavani for diwali two years back and i was too excited to get such compliments (considering that i’m tomboyish).

    Thanks !!!

  • http://sumanjsingh.wordpress.com/ Suman Singh

    WOW..one more great recipe from you..I just admire your cooking which is always unique, interesting and delicious..Glad you are back!

  • Kiranmaye

    Hi Sailu,
    I have been following your blog quiet a long time,and have tried many of your recipes and all of them came out very well.Since some days i have been seeing some of your recipes being published in sakshi news paper.Even the above mentioned recipe is published in sakshi on 04-03-2011 and the method of preparation is same.The ultimate credit is not given to you I guess.Please take care.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Thanks for informing me, Kiranmaye.

  • http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com Priya Mahadevan

    This looks quite delectable! Almost like Usili – nice post :)

  • vani naidu

    dear sailu, thank you for a lovely recipe; am going to try it soon. take care of your health. cheers and love.

  • Lakshmi

    Hi Sailu,

    I miss your blogging, but glad to see the updates.
    Can this dish be prepared with frozen methi?
    we cannot find fresh methi all the time here.

    Could you kindly post some new desserts over the next few months?

    Please take care

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can use frozen methi. Will blog some desserts this year. :)

  • Kalyani

    Sailu garu I tried it out, and came out really well!, thanks for posting this innovative recipe, only thing is I had less methi, added fried curry leaves also came out well.

  • http://gaurigharpure.blogspot.com Gauri Gharpure

    This is such an excellent pachadi!!

    Did you follow up on the Sakshi newspaper bit that a kind reader shared here? Upsetting!

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I have and they have replied that the error will not be repeated.

  • Sharu

    Hello Sailu,

    Thanx for the recipe….my daughters and Hubby loved it..:-)

  • MALLIKHARJUNA RAO

    MEE VANTA KEKA MADAM

  • 11

    thank you for providing this combination.

  • jack

    Hi Sailu,
    Interesting combo. Never heard of this before. Now my regular question:
    How did you grind these half cooked vegetables? Did you add any water while grinding?
    If we do not grind can this work as a side dish? Does it taste different on grinding?
    Take care,
    Vikas

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      I used a mini mixer grinder and coarsely ground it. If you do not have one, use a mortar and pestle and crush. If you do not have a mortar and pestle, just mix all the ingredients and lightly try to mash with the back of a spoon and serve.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      I used a mini mixer grinder and coarsely ground it. If you do not have one, use a mortar and pestle and crush. If you do not have a mortar and pestle, just mix all the ingredients and lightly try to mash with the back of a spoon and serve.

  • Janu Krishna

    wow I have never heard of pachadi with carrot looks awesome must try it.

  • sh

    OMG this is the best combination ever!! Made this for dinner last night and we polished off the entire thing!!