Search Chitra's Food Book

May 23, 2016

Carrot Kootu Recipe – South Indian Kootu Varieties

Print Friendly and PDF
carrot kootu
Whenever I have lots of carrot, I make carrot beans poriyal, carrot halwa or carrot sambar for idli. I don’t try carrot poriyal or carrot kootu as Sendhil doesn’t like the sweet taste of carrot dominating in poriyal or kootu. So this time I made small changes in the recipe. I added more moong dal/Paruppu and coconut masala to suppress its sweet taste. It turned out really well as I wished. Its tasted like my mixed veg kootu / Aviyal

Sendhil loved it very much. I made this kootu as a side dish for Sundakkai vatha kuzhambu. It was a nice combo. Raksha loved it too. Most of the kids love carrot. So you can try it for your kids as this kootu recipe  is healthy and mildly spiced. Lets see how to make this easy, yummy, one pot South Indian Kootu recipe – Carrot kootu !!

South Indian carrot kootu

Carrot kootu recipe

Carrot kootu recipe South Indian Kootu Recipes - Carrot kootu recipe
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: kootu recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


  • Carrot - 4 nos ( medium sized)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Moong dal - 3 tbsp
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies -2 nos
  • Small onions or big onion - 4 no / half
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - as needed
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

  • Wash and chop the carrots into small roundels. Grind all the ingredients given under “ To grind” to a smooth paste adding enough water.Set aside.
Carrot kootu recipe
  • Heat coconut oil in a cooker, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves.Add the sliced carrot, moong dal and turmeric powder . Mix well. Lastly add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for one or two whistle in low flame.
Carrot kootu recipe
  • After the steam is released,open the cooker and add the ground coconut paste.Mix well and boil for few minutes till kootu thickens as u like. Remove from the flame, mix well and serve with rice and kuzhambu.
Carrot kootu recipe
  • Enjoy !
Try this easy, kids favorite carrot kootu for rice and enjoy !!
South Indian carrot kootu recipe

Related Posts

No comments :