How to make Gajar ki Pachadi

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

Gajar ki Pachadi

Gajar ki Pachadi Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Gajar ki Pachadi Recipe

  • Carrots grated 2 medium

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped ¼ cup + for garnishing

  • Ghee 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch


Step 1

Combine carrots, green gram, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, green chillies, lemon juice, coconut and coriander leaves in a bowl. Mix well.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and when the seeds splutter, add asafoetida and add to the carrot mixture.

Step 3

Mix well and serve immediately garnished with coriander leaves.

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