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 http://divyascookbook.blogspot.com/2011/09/announcing-kerala-kitchen.html