Carrot Poriyal | Easy carrot stir-fry with coconut


Carrot Poriyal | Carrot Kaai is an easy and tasty accompaniment for rice with sambhar, rasam, kuzhambu or dal. This version of carrot kaai is one way in which my mom makes it and it is very simple and tasty. In this recipe, finely chopped carrots till soft and topped with grated coconut.  Come, let’s see how to make this perfect and quick recipe at home with easy method and step by step pictures.


Category: Vegan

Cuisine: South Indian

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2


  1. Carrots- 4
  2. Green chilli- 3
  3. Water- 1/2 cup
  4. Salt- as required
  5. Grated coconut- 1/4 cup

To temper:

  1. Oil- 2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  3. Urad dal- 1 tsp
  4. Curry leaves- 1 sprig


1. Preparation: Wash the carrots, peel the skin and cut into small cubes of equal size and slit the green chillies and set aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and allow to crackle. Add urad dal, curry leaves and green chillies, allow the dal to turn golden.

3. Add the carrot and salt and saute for 2 minutes.

4. Add 1/2 cup water and cover and cook in low flame until the carrots are soft.

5. Once the carrots are cooked completely and moisture is absorbed, add grated coconut, mix well and switch off. Serve hot with rice along with sambhar, rasam, or dal. Delicious carrot poriyal is ready to eat.


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