Eating carrots will not make you fat. This a fact. It contains beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, is especially important for eye health. It’s also of great benefit to the skin, and the immune and digestive systems. Carrots are also loaded with fibre and water, which cleanse the liver, boost oxidation and plump out skin to stave off wrinkles.
When trying to lose weight I frequently use my veggies to fill me up in place of regular carbs like rice or chapatti. With all the wonderful ingredients who wouldn't want to fill ur tumm with our dear carrot. Carrot thoran goes well with rice and if u have a pulisseri too, then 'kusalayi'. Yummm
Presented is a quick version of carrot thoran.
1 - Carrot - 250 g
2 - Grated coconut -1/2 cup
Garlic paste - 2 tsp or more according to taste
Green chilli - 2
Salt to taste
3 - Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Shallots / chuvannulli - 3-4 small ones
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
4 - oil - 2 tbsp
- Grind (2) with little water making sure it doesn't go mushy.
- Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and cumin.
- Add shallots and saute till they turn translucent.
- Add the vegetable and curry leaves, mix well and simmer covered for about 10-15 minutes or till the vegetable is cooked through. Add no more water. If you like very dry thoran, leave this for another 5 minutes for a crispy thoran.
- Now add (2) and saute till the raw smell and taste disappears and the coconut turns light brown.
Enjoy with hot fluffy rice