Curry To Poriyal: 6 Scrumptious Carrot Dishes To Try For Dinner
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We are at the peak of winter and all our woolen clothes are out. Besides enjoying the chilly weather, it is also a season to take a dive into some delectable and warm delicacies. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are the showstoppers of this moment. Speaking particularly about carrots, this bright and crunchy vegetable has a separate fan base.  

We are all fond of the iconic Indian dessert gajar ka halwa. Carrots are packed with several vitamins, minerals and fibre that help boost your overall health. However, not all of us are aware of its versatility. Besides desserts, there are numerous ways to incorporate carrots in your winter meals. 

If you are also looking for some healthy and delicious dishes to prepare for your next dinner, here are six carrot recipes you can try: 

Carrot Curry 

This is a simple and healthy curry dish that is made with fresh carrots, onions, tomatoes, and coconut milk. Being rich and luscious in texture, you can pair this curry with both roti, naan and rice. Carrot curry is flavoured with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, garam masala and other aromatic spices. You can also add some potato cubes to the recipe to make it more delicious. 

Carrot Soup 

Soups are one of the most popular choices to stay warm during winter. To prepare carrot soup all you need is chopped carrots, onion, garlic, vegetable stock and spices like cumin seeds and black pepper. You can also add your favourite vegetables like celery and cauliflower to the recipe to enhance the flavour.  

Carrot Rice

Be it any season, Indians cannot survive without eating rice at least in one meal of the day. So, here is a hearty and yummy rice recipe prepared with the goodness of carrots. This flavour-packed meal is made with basmati rice, fresh carrots and flavourful spices like cumin, cardamom and cinnamon. It is best served with raita. 

Gajar Matar Sabzi

This simple stir-fry dish is very popular during winter. Besides dinner gajar-matar sabzi is also one of the top choices for lunch. Best served with a bowl of dal and roti, you can find it in every Indian household. The main spices used for the recipe are cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger-garlic and coriander powder. You can also add other vegetables like cauliflower and spring onions to enhance its taste. 

Gajar Poriyal 

Poriyal is a classic South Indian dish that is prepared with various vegetables. Since it is winter season, let's try carrot poriyal for the next dinner. Made along with the goodness of lentils and grated coconut, this healthy delight is served as a side dish with roti as well as rice. The primary spices used in carrot poriyal are mustard seeds, red chilli, asafoetida and curry leaves. 

Carrot Paratha

Parathas are an integral part of Indian meals, specially during winters. So, this time why not go beyond the regular ones like aloo, paneer and methi and try carrot paratha. This stuffed flatbread has a filling of grated coconut that is flavoured with onion, ginger-garlic and spices. You can serve carrot paratha with pickle or raita along with a dollop of ghee or butter.