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June 19, 2014


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Carrot chutney recipe

I wanted to try chutney recipes with vegetables for long time.To begin with,i tried carrot chutney for dosa this morning.I had already tried carrot chutney recipe with different combinations like with coconut, with dal,tomato etc from different blogs.But finally settled with this recipe Smile.This chutney tastes little spicy and this spiciness helps to overcome the sweetness of carrot.Earlier, whenever i make carrot chutney,Sendhil used to say there is a mild sweetness in the chutney which he didn’t like and he ask me to keep idli podi instead of  chutneyShifty.But this time,he ate two more dosas with this chutney without asking podi.It shows the success of this recipe right?? Winking smile.So i immediately thought of sharing it in my food book.As mangala mentioned,it tasted great with dosa.I have not tried with idli though.Do try this chutney and make a healthy side dish for idli,dosa.U will enjoy its taste and goodness of carrot Smile.

Carrot chutney recipe without coconut

Carrot chutney recipe

Carrot chutney recipe Carrot chutney recipe for idli,dosa without coconut & dal
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sidedish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


  • Carrots - 3 nos (medium sized)
  • Big onion - 1 no Or Small onion - 10 nos
  • Green chillies - 3-4 nos
  • Garlic cloves - 4 nos
  • Tamarind - a small piece
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing - a pinch

  • Wash and grate the carrot.Chop onions,slit chillies,peel garlic and set aside.
  • Heat pan with 1 tsp of oil and saute the grated carrots till it turns pale orange & raw smell leaves as u see in the picture.Remove in a plate and let it cool.
Carrot chutney step1
  • In the same pan,heat 1 tbsp of oil and saute the onions,chillies and garlic cloves.Saute till onion turns transparent.
  • After everything cools down,grind them to a smooth paste adding salt,tamarind and water.Temper all the ingredients given above and add to the chutney.Mix well and serve with idli,dosa.
Carrot chutney step2


  • Use small onions for best taste.But i used big onions here.
  • Add more chillies if u want the chutney more spicy.
  • Saute carrots till the raw smell leaves completely.It is very important for this chutney else chutney tastes sweet n raw.

Serve with idli,dosa  topped with sesame oil and enjoy !
Carrot chutney recipe for dosa

Check out my other carrot recipes if interested
Carrot halwa
Carrot kurma
Carrot sambar for idli,dosa

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Unknown said...

Hi Chitra, u had heard abt carrot chutney but not prepared,Weill sure prepare n let u know I think it takes time as we shifting so wen I prepare will let u know.

Rafeeda AR said...

This sounds so good...

Unknown said...

yummy... without coconut have not tried...

great-secret-of-life said...

we just had it for Dosa yesterday.. nice and tasty chutney

Chitra said...

Thanks Swathi.Take ur time n leave ur feedback.I will wait :)

Unknown said...

That dosa is so crisp and yummy combination ..ill try it

Unknown said...

That dosa is so crisp and yummy combination ..ill try it

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

i have heard the recipe never tried may be i should try soon.

Unknown said...

One of my relatives will visit my house next week and the family is pure vegetarian. I will try to make it and serve to them.

I am interested to exchange link with your site as I also maintain a blog on recipe

Chitra said...

Thanks Tapashi.Do try n leave ur feedback.I will visit ur blog too :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy dear

Anonymous said...

Chutney looks delicious. If this crispy dosai is given to me I wil happily finish the chutney

Sundari Nathan said...

looks fabulous!! Love the crispy dosa!!!

Priya Suresh said...

I want to finish that plate, that crispy dosa is torturing me.

nandoos kitchen said...

delicious super yummy chutney..

Unknown said...

Hello mam..
I am a colg student an love exploring the kitchen. .tried this yesterday for dinner an it came out really well :)
Thanks a lot :)

Chitra said...

Thank u so much for your feedback :)

Vidhya Sundar said...

Hi Chithra, Thank you so much for this recipe. Last week when we went shopping i forgot to buy coconuts, after starting from shop i remembered and told my hubby to go back to buy. He told its ok. You cook something without coconut until our next visit. He is not a big fan of other onion, tomato chutneys. One day i made onion chutney abd next day sambar for dosa. What next?? When I searched for recipes i ended here. So tried out and surprising ly even my husband liked it very much. Waiting to try a peanut chutney next

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes even I started trying chutneys without coconut on a situtation like yours 😊👍. Hope you will like my peanut chutney too.