Saturday, September 17, 2011


Am back after a short rush rush trip to India.........managed to attend three weddings and that means meeting a whole load of people, most of them in touch thro facebook - & now face to face finally :))
Still home sick ........but life must go on.Kids are back in school the whole week went by just getting their stuff in order. When everyday life gets back in order - the big question always pops - what to cook.......?????? I did nothing extraordinary today for lunch - just this Carrot Thoran .......


2 Cups sliced carrots
1 Medium sized onion sliced
2 Green Chillies slit lengthwise
A small piece of ginger sliced
Curry leaves a few.
Salt as required
3 Tsps Coconut oil
Half a tsp mustard seeds
Half a tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of Hing ( Asafoetida)
Fresh grated coconut for garnish

Step1: Heat oil , add in mustard seeds. When they crackle add the green chilly,ginger, curry leaf and onions. Saute well.
Step2: Add sliced carrots and stir well on high heat. This is to let the carrots remain crispy while they are being cooked. Add turmeric and salt and mix well.
Step 3:Now add hing and fresh coconut and mix well. Serve hot with rice.

I link this post to The Kerala Kitchen September 2011 - now hosted by Divya Kudua at


  1. I love all of the ingredients in this recipe. I'm glad you were able to go back and see everyone, but I understand it being rough to be away again.

  2. absolutely Elsa:)) u could read my mind !!thank u.