Carrots - Tomato and onion dry curry is a side dish. It is simple and easy to prepare. I always like to go for an easy preparation. It does save time. You can enjoy eating this curry with plain rice, chapatis, poori or roti, topping to the bread toast and even you can prepare chapati rolls.
As I said it is easy to prepare Carrots, tomato and Onion dry curry. When you are in a hurry or coming back after a long journey, or a stroll you can prepare and enjoy this curry. Beginners also can give a try.
Lets see some benefits of eating carrots and tomatoes in our diet.
Carrots are rich in anti oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber. They contain very little fat and no cholesterol. They are rich source of carotenes and vitamin A. It has natural anti oxidant properties and protect human body from harmful oxygen and free radical injury. It also helps to maintain good eye health and reproduction. They are also good in vitamin C and helps the body to maintain healthy teeth and gum. Carrots are also rich in many B - Complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, Vitamin B - 6 etc. They also contain loads of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus. They help to control high blood pressure.
Tomatoes are filled with nutrients and antioxidants that help to keep your health in good shape. Tomatoes contain Vitamin A and it helps to improve the eyesight as well as it helps to prevent night blindness. Tomatoes contain Vitamin C and Vitamin A, Vitamin K, potassium and iron. These minerals helps to maintain normal blood health. Vitamin K controls bleeding and blood clotting. They also help in blood circulation. Eating tomatoes regularly helps to decrease the level of cholesterol in the blood and reduce the deposition of fats in the blood vessels. They help to keep your digestive system healthy and prevent constipation and diarrhoea. They also help to remove the toxins from the body.
Now lets see the recipe. As I said earlier Carrots - tomatoes and onion dry curry goes well with almost all main dishes. You can prepae it either for lunch or using as toppings for the snack or for dinner.
Ingredients :Tomatoes : 4 to 5
Onions : 2
Carrots : 2 to 3
Green chilly : 2
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons
Oil : 1 Table spoon
Cumin Seeds (jeera) : 1/2 Tea spoon
Garam Masala powder : 1/2 Tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Ginger : An inch.
Salt : To taste
Method :1. Wash and cut tomatoes (de seed them before cut), chilly and onions into small pieces.
2. Wash and Scrape out the outer layer of carrot and grate it.
3. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger, wash it again and grate it.3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and put mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
4. Add jeera and cut green chilly. Fry for 20 seconds. Add curry leaves and cut onions. Fry nicely till they turn slightly brown.
5. Add tomatoes and fry till they turn soft.
6. Add grated carrots, ginger, garam masla powder, salt and turmeric powder.
7. Stir nicely and cook for 2 minutes.
8. Now carrot, tomato and onion dry curry is ready.
8. Now carrot, tomato and onion dry curry is ready. Put off the fire and add coriander leaves. Mix it well and shift it to the serving dish..
Note :You can use more chilly if you like spicy. You can also use ginger paste instead of fresh ginger. Remember using fresh ginger is a healthy. You can also use garlic pods while frying onions.You can add more vegetables like radish, potatoes, peas and beans can be added to this curry. Taste may differ and it might take longer time.
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 5 minutes.
Serves : 3