Monday 21 August 2017

Carrot Thoran | Kerala Carrot Thoran Recipe | Onam Sadhya Recipes

Carrots sauteed with coconut-shallot paste

Today I bring to you yet another easy thoran recipe which can be made for an Onam Sadhya as well. I am going to go to my hometown and hubby's place for Onam this year. So this year also I am going to miss making an elaborate Sadhya. Also this year in my society here in Pune they are celebrating Onam and I'm gonna miss that as well :( But spending Onam in Kerala is a different and real feel all together, so I'm not complaining ! And coming to the recipe it's a basic and can be made in a jiffy. So if you want to put up your Sadhya leaf without much sweat shed, here's a simple recipe to your rescue :) 

Other Sadhya recipes:

Homemade Ada for Adapradhaman

Recipe Source: Ma


I Took: 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Serves : 3-4 persons

I Used:

Coconut Oil
Urad Dal
250 gm/1.5 cups (chopped) 
1 tbsp
¼ tsp
1 tsp
Turmeric powder-¼ tsp
Curry Leaves
As needed
A sprig

To Pulse:

Coconut-¼ cup
Shallots/Small Onion-3 nos
Green Chilly-1 no

The Way:

1. Scrape away the skin of the carrot and rinse them well in water. And chop them finely into small quarter inch pieces.

2. In a pan, heat the coconut oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal and curry leaves. When it turns golden in colour, add the chopped carrots along with ¼ tsp turmeric powder, salt and little water. Allow them to cook covered in a medium low flame until done. Check in between if water is sufficient, take care not to overcook or burn.

3. Now while the carrot gets cooked, coarsely pulse together the ingredients under 'To Pulse' in mixie without adding water. Do not grind to a smooth paste. Just 3-4 pulse until all the ingredients get crushed and mixed well would be sufficient.

4. Now add the ground coconut paste and and give a nice stir till the coconut tempering is coated evenly all over the carrots. Switch off the flame in a minute or two and serve

Serve along with brown rice, Sambar and pappad or as a side dish in your Onam Sadhya :)


  • Coconut is the key ingredient for thoran. So do not compromise on it :)




  1. We eat quite a lot of carrots at our home, but mostly raw or roasted. This will be a nice change.

  2. Carrots are always in my fridge.. This stir fry is a go to recipe for those days when I am out of groceries.. love it

  3. looks delicious, simple and quick one to make.

  4. Very healthy thoran and you have made it perfectly


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