Carrot – chana dal curry

carrot and chana dal curry

Carrot is one of the only vegetable i think indians might like  to eat raw.Otherwise indians as far as i know prefer cooking every vegetable with a touch  of indian spices. Here i am posting a simple recipe of carrot cooked with senagapappu/chana dal.  


  1. Chopped carrots – 3cups
  2. Senagapappu/Chana dal – 1cup
  3. Green chillies – 3
  4. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  5. Curry leaves – few
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil – 2tsp

carrot and soaked senagapappu



  • Soak chana dal for about 30min in water.
  • Heat oil in skillet and add mustard seeds,green chillies,curry leaves. After the mustard starts to splutter add chopped carrots and salt and cook till they are soft.
  • To this add the soaked chana dal and cook for another 10min.
  • Tastes good with rice or any indian bread.

7 responses to this post.

  1. Hi madhoori
    very new recipe.may be i can say innovative!!!


  2. Looks great Madhoori! I make a similar dish but with Urad dal seasoning.Healthy too.Enjoy 🙂


  3. Posted by madhoori on March 5, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Hi swapna and asha,

    Thanku for liking this recipe.Yeah this is one of my experiments ……in cooking.
    Try this combo,tastes good.
    Have a good day!


  4. Posted by Aparna on March 15, 2007 at 5:53 am

    Madhoori… Looks good. I tried it.. tastes very nice.. I used baby carrots and it did cook very fast.. I added dried coconut powder in the end…


  5. Posted by madhoori on March 15, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Hi aparna,
    Good to know u tried and liked it.Even i used baby carrots here.This is without using coconut.


  6. Nice recipe thank you for sharing


  7. Posted by M Akram on November 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Carrot and chana dal looks very nice.


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