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Carrot Thoran

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 persons 1x


Carrot Thoran is an everyday side for lunch in Kerala cuisine and also one of the main dishes served in Onam Sadya. 


  • 3 medium-sized Carrots, grated (or cubed)
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 23 Dry red chilies
  • 45 Shallots, finely sliced
  • 23 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes
  • Salt, to taste


  1. To make Carrot Thoran, grate about three medium-sized carrots and keep aside.
  2. Heat a pan and add coconut oil.
  3. Add mustard and when it splutters, add urad dal.
  4. Add dry red chilies and finely sliced shallots.
  5. Saute and add green chilies and curry leaves. Mix well.
  6. To this add grated coconut, red chili powder, cumin powder, and red chili flakes to combine well.
  7. Add grated carrots and season with some salt.
  8. Mix again and cook covered for about five minutes in low flame. Cook for only two to three minutes if you like crispy carrots. That’s it!
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Cuisine: Kerala