Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sauted Carrots and Carrot Tops

A bunch of fresh organic carrots with carrot leaves. Did a little bit of search on the internet and found that it went into salads, soups and omelletes.
However, decided to follow our technique: a quick saute with onions, garlic, chillies and maybe cummin which usually goes for bitter greens.
The stem part seemed to be more than the leaves and decided to leave a little of the stem: is hard but very flavourful. So perhaps next time, crushing the stems would work lemongrass?
Since the amount was less, decided to use sweet carrots and butter as the cooking medium.
Thumbs down from our youngster but manofewords said it was ok.
Moi loved it , however would would keep the stems for the compost bin....we  Mallus have a sarcastic term, vayakkol maathiri = like straw, but folks this one had flavour! ;-)
2 carrots, sliced
About 2 cups of greens, chopped
3 tbps chopped red onions
2 tbsps butter
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
3 cloves lightly crushed garlic
1/4 tsp cummin seeds
2 broken dried red chillies
Pinch of sugar
Heat 1 tbsp of butter or clarified butter
Temper the red chillies,
Saute the onions, and garlic until soft,
Add the greens and cook on medium high for 4 minutes, stirring well.
Keep aside
Heat 1 tbsp of butter and temper the cummin seeds
Add the carrots, turmeric powder and red chilli powder,
Add a pinch of sugar
Saute well until cooked .
Season with salt and mix with the greens.
Cook for a couple of minutes and serve


  1. sauted carrots look awesome.Nice use of carrots leaves

  2. The dish looks so fresh and healthy....tempting too....

  3. Good contrast and it looks yummy, a new preparation with carrots.

  4. never knew carrot leaves could be used.... great info and colorful dish...

  5. Stir fry looks so delicious, loved the way you have sliced carrots, looks beautiful and lovely recipe too

  6. Wat a healthy and catchy dish, looks awesome...

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