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March 8, 2011


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We make this side dish only for sambar rice. Sambar Sadam , Carrot puttu & appalam (papad) is a divine combination..I learnt this from my mom.Its very easy to prepare.Try this for kids .. I am sure they’ll love it.Its always better to eat the carrots raw to get the complete nutrition.If not possible, its good to steam to retain the nutrition.Here i ‘ve steamed the carrot. So i feel this side dish is good for growing children who doesn’t eat raw carrot .

Carrot puttu

  • Carrot – 3 nos ( Grated)
  • Big onion – 1 no (Finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – 1 no ( slit into 2 )
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt – As needed.
To Temper :
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – Few
  • Grate the carrot. Spread the grated carrot in the idly plate and steam it for 10 –15 mins in idly pot.( This method retains the nutrition in carrot )
  • Finely chop the onions and slit cut the green chillies.
  • Now in a kadai , add oil and temper the items given above .
  • Add the onions & chillies . Saute till onion turns transparent.
  • Now add the steamed carrot , salt and toss well.
  • Keep in low flame for sometime by tossing in between.
  • Now add the grated coconut , stir for sometime and switch off the flame.
Yummy carrot puttu is ready to go with sambar rice !!

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Carrot is a vegetable grown for its edible root. Raw carrots are eaten in salads and are mixed with some viands.
Carrot contain carotene, a chemical that is converted into vitamin A by the body, it helps prevent night blindness.
Health Benefits of Carrot:
  1. Carrot can enhance the quality of breast milk.
  2. Carrot can improve the appearance of the skin, hair and nails.
  3. When taken daily it can lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
  4. Raw contain beta-carotene, a strong antioxidant that can prevent cancer.
  5. Carrot juice when taken everyday prevent bodily infections and is claimed to be valuable for the adrenal glands (the small endocrine glands situated above the kidneys).
  6. Carrot can help improve eyesight.
  7. Carrot can help increase menstrual flow.
  8. Carrots can regulate blood sugar.
  9. Carrot can promote colon health, because carrot is rich in fiber.
Carrot is also helpful in the following cases : Obesity, Poisoning of the blood, Gum disease, Insomnia, Inflamed Kidneys, Liver, Gallbladder, Alzheimer's disease, Colitis, Ulcer Painful urination
Vitamin and Mineral Content :
  • Vitamin A - 12,000 I.U,
  • Vitamin B; Thiamine B: .06 mg.
    • Riboflavin: .06 mg.
    • Niacin: .5 mg.
    • Vitamin C: 5 mg.
    • Vitamin D, E, G, & K
    • Calcium: 39 mg.
    • Iron: .8 mg.
    • Phosphorus: 37 mg.
    • Fat: 0.3 gm
    • Carbohydrates: 9.3 gm.
    • Protein: 1.2gm.
    • Calories: 42


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  2. Exhaustive nutrition information,well laid out posts, and yummy recipe.

  3. This is yumm, we make the same way too...and I luv it. Ur versions osunds and looks very inviting too

  4. Looks yum..I do in almost same way ...nice pic

  5. Colourful click and a healthy plate of carrot!

  6. Wow...that looks vibrant and yum...

  7. healthy daughter's fav..

  8. Lovely porial..looks very colorful and is healthy too

  9. so colorfuland healthy recipe Chitra :0

  10. very interesting n healthy puttu...nice colour!

  11. Nice recipe.. looks really good and awesome !!

  12. Healthy and yummy puttu, really fabulous..

  13. Very inviting.Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Very bright and yummy one.We make the same with beetroot

  15. yes...simple to make and a delicious side dish. thank you for sharing!!

  16. That looks tempting... Simple and tasty...

  17. looks healthy and delicious dear...
    nice click :)
    Checked out the sodhi kuzhambu recipe, will try this way....

  18. Looks healthy & tasty...This dish retains all the vitamins found in carrots..Good one Chitra...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. Carrots being my fave. veggie this is a must try for me ;)

  20. Carrot stirfry looks delicious.

  21. Love this stir fry I also make it the same way.Loved your blog I liked your dishes as well as the kitchen clinic that you have.Awesome work.

  22. Thats a beautiful and healthy puttu...,

  23. Hi Chitra..greetings from Malaysia! :D

    So sorry for my late return here. My notebook was really ill! Just got it treated...:)

    Carrot puttu looks so inviting hungry! :D

  24. Very healthy puttu...Looks very nice and great info.

  25. loved the recipe and the exhaustive nutritional info. well structured post
    loved your space
    see you soon

  26. Carrot Puttu looks yummy, nice click...

  27. looks very inviting and delicious. Lovely presentation

    Hamaree Rasoi

  28. What a lovely coloured dish!

  29. Nice color.. and sure it will go so well with sambhar and papad. And appreciate you putting those carrot info out there..

  30. Nice information !! and puttu looks colorful and yummy !! Thanks for ur wonderful comments !! Glad to follow u :)

  31. Yumm.. First time here. U have a great blog. Happy following you. Nice shot and great information..

  32. hey! thanks for ur comment on my blog :) this carrot puttu is very similar to the one my best friends mom in chennai used to make... i used to love it!

  33. this looks new to me, love the preparation of making puttu with carrot :)

  34. Hi mam, It ws vry yummy n I tried d same with cabbage, tat also turned out tasty.

  35. Thanks for trying Ramaa :) U made me glad today :)

  36. Thank you for your kind reply mam. Daily am trying ur recipes since 2 months and am getting lots of compliments. Thank you mam.

  37. Thanks for your sweet words Ramaa :) Keep trying :)


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