How to make Gajarachi Pachadi -

Lightly tempered carrot and dal salad.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Split Green Gram Skinless

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Raitas


Gajarachi Pachadi

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Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Gajarachi Pachadi Recipe

  • Carrots 2 medium

  • Split Green Gram Skinless 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 medium bunch

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Coconut scraped 1 tablespoon

  • For tempering

  • Ghee 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Pick moong dal, wash two to three times with plenty of water and soak in

Step 2

water for an hour.

Step 3

Drain.

Step 4

Peel carrots, wash and grate them.

Step 5

Remove stems, wash green chillies and chop finely.

Step 6

Clean coriander leaves, wash well and then chop.

Step 7

Combine grated carrot, soaked moong dal, chopped green chillies, red chilli powder and salt together.

Step 8

Blend the above mixture, add lemon juice and check the seasoning.

Step 9

For tempering heat ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds.

Step 10

When they crackle add asafoetida, turmeric powder and stir.

Step 11

Take off the heat, add to prepared carrot mixture.

Step 12

Mix it well.

Step 13

Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves and scraped coconut.

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