An Ayurvedic diet is a diet which matches your body type to the foods consumed â€“ eating those foods that sustain your body type, to avoid unbalancing your prakruti (natural tendencies). Ayurveda includes counter measures to let you â€œcheatâ€ sometimes, without harming yourself. Eating, according to Ayurveda, is a learning process, that involves learning the properties of foods, listening to your body, to see not only the reaction to certain foods but also the signs of possible imbalance, and matching the foods you eat to your individual state and needs.
Carrot chutney is a gem among carrot recipes and a healthy ayurvedic recipe too. Carrot Perugu Pachadi (Andhra style) is prepared with grated carrot that is lightly stir fried in spices, onions, cooled and combined with yogurt and coriander leaves. Eat it as a salad, serve as a relish or a side with roti or rice.
Method for making Carrot Chutney – Carrot Perugu Pachadi
Whip the yogurt or curd until smooth. Keep aside. Grate carrot. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a vessel. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and fry for a few secs.
Now add the chopped green chillis, grated ginger and onions. Fry for 3 mts.
Add turmeric powder and grated carrot, coconut and fry for 7-8 minutes. Stir constantly so that it doesn't burn. Remove from heat and cool.
Add the cooled carrot mixture and salt to the whipped yogurt and mix well. Serve chillied or at room temperature.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
By Sailu Published:
Carrot chutney, a healthy Ayurvedic recipe. In Andhra, its carrot perugu pachadi, eaten with rice and a gem among carrot recipes. Can be served as a relish.
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