Carrot Stir-Fry: An Easy Recipe for Beginners

Updated on January 27, 2020
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Carrot stir-fry, or carrot palya
Carrot stir-fry, or carrot palya

An Awesome Side Dish in Just 15 Minutes

Carrots are one of the most widely used and enjoyed vegetables in the world. Both adults and children like them because of their mild sweetness and crunchy texture. You can make many colorful dishes using this delicious orange veggie.

This particular recipe for carrot stir-fry comes together in just 15 minutes. Adding green chilies and grated coconut makes this side dish flavorful and only mildly spicy.

Carrot Nutrition and Health Benefits

Carrots are a good source of antioxidants, beta-carotene, fiber, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, and vitamins A, C, K, and B8.

Their health benefits may include a lower risk of heart attack, reduction of cholesterol, improved vision, and reduced signs of premature aging. They may also help boost the immune system, improve digestion, detoxify your body, improve cardiovascular health, and improve oral health.

5 stars for Easy Carrot Stir-Fry

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 2 to 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium-sized carrots, washed, peeled, diced
  • 3-4 green chilies, slit lengthwise, cut into one-inch length pieces
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • salt to taste
  • a few curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Wash and peel carrots. Dice them or chop into 1-cm length pieces.
  2. Heat a deep-bottomed pan or wok. Add oil. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  3. Throw in slit green chilies and curry leaves. Saute them for 30 seconds.
  4. Add chopped carrots. Add some salt. Stir-cook on a high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat a little, add a 1/2 cup of water. Mix well. Cook, covered, for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  6. By this time, the water should have almost dried up. Throw in grated coconut. Add remaining salt. Give a good stir.
  7. Turn off the stove. Your yummy carrot stir-fry is ready. It is crunchy, colorful, and delicious.
  8. Serve with rice, roti, flatbread, or chapati. Enjoy the taste!

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Step one: Make tempering with oil, mustard seeds, slit green chilies, and curry leaves as per instructions. Add chopped carrots.Step two: Increase the heat. Add some salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3 minutes. Cooking the carrotsStep three: Add half a cup of water. Mix well. Reduce the heat. Cover the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally.Step four: By this time, the carrot mixture should be almost dry. Throw in grated coconut. Add remaining salt. Mix well. Turn off the stove.Your favorite carrot stir-fry is ready! Serve with roti, rice, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!
Step one: Make tempering with oil, mustard seeds, slit green chilies, and curry leaves as per instructions. Add chopped carrots.
Step one: Make tempering with oil, mustard seeds, slit green chilies, and curry leaves as per instructions. Add chopped carrots.
Step two: Increase the heat. Add some salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3 minutes.
Step two: Increase the heat. Add some salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3 minutes.
Cooking the carrots
Cooking the carrots
Step three: Add half a cup of water. Mix well. Reduce the heat. Cover the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Step three: Add half a cup of water. Mix well. Reduce the heat. Cover the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Step four: By this time, the carrot mixture should be almost dry. Throw in grated coconut. Add remaining salt. Mix well. Turn off the stove.
Step four: By this time, the carrot mixture should be almost dry. Throw in grated coconut. Add remaining salt. Mix well. Turn off the stove.
Your favorite carrot stir-fry is ready! Serve with roti, rice, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!
Your favorite carrot stir-fry is ready! Serve with roti, rice, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 46
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 16 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    2 years ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks Elizabeth. Carrot stir-fry is a very simple recipe that you can follow easily. Only a few ingredients are used in this recipe. As carrots are stir-fried here, they don't lose any nutrients. Try this!

  • enl1230 profile image

    Elizabeth J Neal 

    2 years ago from Louisiana

    Thank you for this awesome recipe. I just love carrots!

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