Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Radish Carrot Poriyal

1 Radish
3 Carrots
1 Onion (Sliced)
1 Tomato (Chopped)
4 Green chillies (Slit)
3 strands of Curry leaves
1 Green Cardamom
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 Star anise
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dhal
Oil for seasoning
salt to taste

For Grinding masala:
3 shallots
1/4 tomato
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Fennel seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut

  • Wash and peel the skin off the radish and carrots and cut it into small bite size pieces. Keep aside.
  • Grind the ingredients given under masala with a few tbsp of water into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a wok, splutter the mustard and urad dhal then add the whole garam masala. Fry for a few mins.
  • Then add the onion, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry for 2 mins.
  • Then add the carrot, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Cover and cook till carrot is half cooked.
  • Now add the radish and tomato.Stir, cover and cook till it is almost done .
  • Then add the grinded masala and stir fry for few more mins to mix everything together till the poriyal is dry. Switch off the stove.
  • Serve it hot with rice and Kulambu or Rasam.

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