Carrot Saaru - Readers Recipe ~ No dal saaru

I got this recipe some time back from Manasi, my blog reader. I gave it a try one day and it was instant hit at home. The recipe does not demand for "pricey dal" to make it tasty. Carrots and few spices with coconut and voila! you have finger licking saaru. You can drink it as a soup if you want to, but it tastes yumm with rice. Give it a try..
Thanks you Mansi for sharing this recipe with me :)

Photo : From me.. :-D


Recipe from Mansi :

Ingredients:

Carrot -2nos
Coconut - 3 tbsp
Tamarind paste- 1 tbsp
Jaggery

For Masala
Jeera - 1/4 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Dried red chillies - 3nos
Asafetida - pinch
Fenugreek seeds - Less than 1/4 tsp

Method:
1. Cook the carrots until they are soft and allow it to cool.
2. Add 1 tbsp of oil and fry the dried red chillies, jeera, coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds for a couple of minutes.(masala)
3. Grind the carrots, masala mixture and the coconut into a fine paste.
4. Add 4 cups of water, tamarind paste , jaggery and salt to the above mixture and allow it to boil.
5. For seasoning - add 5-6 cloves of garlic, mustard seeds and red chillies.
6. Add above seasoning to carrot saru.

22 comments:

sowmya's creative saga said...

carrot and coconut is a yummy addition..we make a rasam without dal called as kotu rasam..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Infact i too don't add dal many times in my rasam. Liked the addition of carrot here. Perfect with rice

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priti said...

Combo of carrot, coconut and tamarind is nice ...bookmarked it to try ...looks yum

Sush said...

I make carrot saaru with tomatoes & carrot. No dal too! But never tried adding coconut to it. Will try once. Thanks Manasi & Lakshmi :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

simple and healthy different recipe

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats definitely a new kind of saaru and love it,so much goodness in this :)

Cham said...

Quiet a different saaru, good one!

Chitra said...

Lovely recipe without dal. Will try once..

Prathibha said...

Loved the recipe dear...will give a try sometime...:)

Sandhya said...

Yummy and healthy. Is adding coconut optional? Can do without it, right?

LG said...

@Sandhya,
I have not tried without coconut, so cannot advise you on that part. You can try it out.

Priya said...

Very interesting saaru..looks super delicious..

Kannan said...

A nice recipe.

Kannada Cuisine said...

That is a nice idea..Dal makes Saagu heavy which is not good for things like Rave Idli..So I did say this goes well with Rave Idli.. Lovely

Tina said...

Delicious....carrot coconut combo sounds yummy dear...

Jayasri Ravi said...

Hi LG, thanks ree, adding carrot is different, definitely going to try! thanks manasi and Lakshmi for sharing the reicpe

YOSEE said...

Great idea. Thank you, Lakshmi & Manasi, for sharing it.

Torviewtoronto said...

following your delicious site delicious carrot

Chitra said...

Colourful carrot saaru.Must be delicious too.

notyet100 said...

thnks for sharing the recipe,it was delicious,;-)will prepare this again,..

Now Serving said...

Yummy saaru! btw, love the jasmine on your profile - can smell its sweet fragrance even through the picture :)

Nirmalatm said...

Carrot saaru is one of the hits at my home. I make it so often.

Thanks for the recipe.

Nirmala
http://nirmalatm.wordpress.com/