I had never heard of carrot chutney before. I saw it for the first time here & got hooked instantly to the beautiful presentation. I customized this recipe and believe me , it is not only very colourful, it turned out to be tasty too ! A Must - Try chutney !
Carrots - 1 cup , grated
Coconut grated - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2
Red Chillies - 5
Ginger - 1/2 ", chopped
Oil - 2 tsps
Onion - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Urad dal - 2 tbsps
Tamarind - 1 tbsp , soaked
To temper - mustard, jeera & curry leaves
Heat the oil in a pan & slip in the split green chilly & toss for a minute . Then the ginger for another minute.
Add the grated carrot & saute till the raw smell goes.
Put off the heat & mix in the coconut into the hot pan.
Roast the urad dal with the red chillies till the dal turns pink. Cool & powder it dry in a blender.
To this, add the prepared carrot mixture along with the tamarind extract & salt . Wet grind with the required quantity of water to get a chutney consistency.
Mix in the onions.
Lastly add the tempering . This goes well with roties & dosa.