Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Carrot/green onion thoran and Simple Carrot halwa

While mom was here, she used to make this every week.One of her fav. thoran.She served it with rice and theeyal.

Carrot - green onion (scallion/spring onion) thoran


Carrot - 1 cup (shredded)
Green onions - 3/4 cup ( finely chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Oil - 1tsp

To grind coarsely

Red chillies -1
Jeera - 1/4tsp
Coconut - 2tbsp
Garlic - 1 clove
Curryleaves - as needed

Grind the ingredeints listed above to a coarse paste.In a pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal.Now add shredded carrot,salt and turmeric powder.Saute for few minutes until it is half cooked.Now add the chopped green onions.Saute well till everything is cooked.Finally add the ground coconut and saute until raw smell goes.Serve it with rice.

P.S : You can reduce the amount of green onions if u hate it's strong flavour.

Carrot halwa

I made this simple easy halwa with left over shredded carrot.


Carrot - 2 cup (shredded)
Condensed milk - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 2-3 tbsp
Cashews(fried) - for garnish


In a heavey bottomed pan,heat ghee and add the carrot.Saute the carrot and cook well.Now add condensed milk and keep stirring.Cook until the halwa comes away from the edges of the pan.You can add more ghee if u like.Add fried cashews for garnish.


Kalai said...

Love the idea of this thoran, Maheshwari!! Carrot halwa looks awesome, too! I make mine similarly. :)

Dhivya said...

sounds simple and healthy maheswari:)love the halwa too..yummmmmmm

Cham said...

Great carrot thoran, the spice will definetly make eat the sweet carrot :) The carrot halwa is fabulous :)

Uma said...

Both thoran and halwa looks simply delicious. Yum.

Seema said...

Both dishes r yum....

Red Chillies said...

Both the dishes look delicious. I loved the easy version of carrot halwa!

Sia said...

carrot and green onions, why i haven't thought of this combo? thanks to ur mom mahi:)

AjithaPrasanna said...

Carrot halwa looks fresh and yummy...:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This carrot halwa is looking YUM!... Love it...carrot thoran sounds healthy.....Love both the carrot dishes...

meeso said...

Both of these look really tasty, especially the thoran, I would love some right now!