Simple Carrot Side dish

This is a quick, simple yet tasty side dish. We eat this with rice like this one. If you are new to Indian cooking, I suggest you try this. It has few ingredients. The main ingredient besides carrots is chana dal which I used in this recipe before. These are my favorite lentils. They make any dish special!


The steps

  1. Soak 2 tbsp chana dal at least an hour or two. The dal will get bigger, softer.
  2. Peel & chop 5 carrots. Pressure cook them until they are well cooked but not too soft. If there’s water drain it. Drink that water. It’s tasty!
  3. In a small pan, add a tsp of virgin avocado oil, a shake of asofetida, 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds.
  4. After the mustard seeds pop, add chana dal, handful of frozen coconut, half jalapeño chopped. Fry a little till the dal looks dry & roasted.
  5. Add carrot, salt & lemon juice. Mix slowly & bring it all together. Garnish with some cilantro.
  6. That’s it!


It is sweet yet you get the crunch , feel the spice & taste the sourness from the lemon. I can eat it all by itself 🙂


If you try it, let me know.



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