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carrot thoran recipe kerala style

Carrot Thoran (Carrot Poriyal) - Carrot Coconut Stir Fry

Carrot thoran or carrot poriyal carrots stir fried with coconut and spices which makes an easy, healthy, yummy side dish with rice for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword carrot poriyal, carrot thoran
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 190kcal


  • 2 large carrots
  • 1.5 cups grated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 4 dry red chilies broken
  • 1 string curry make sure no water in leaves
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 small garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt as needed


  • Wash and peel the carrots, shred the carrots in a food processor or you can grate the carrots using a grater. Keep the shredded carrots aside.
  • Grind the coconut, green chilies, cumin seeds and garlic coarsely in a food processor for a few seconds, you may sprinkle a little water if the mixture is too dry. Keep this aside separately from the shredded carrots.
  • Heat oil in a large pan, add the mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds splutter, add the broken dried red chilies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the shredded carrots to the pan, and stir fry the carrots in low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the grind coconut mixture to the pan, salt and add the remaining spices - turmeric powder and red chili powder to the pan and stir well the contents.
  • Stir fry the contents for another 2 more minutes and the stir fried carrots with coconut and spices is ready to be served!
  • Enjoy the carrot thoran and stir fried carrots with coconut and spices along with a curry like moru curry and rice for lunch or dinner!


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4371IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg