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Collection of 30 Carrot Recipes, Gajar Recipes
Last Updated : Apr 19,2017
Carrots are delicious eaten raw or cooked . Cooking carrots will bring out their natural sweetness. Take care not to overcook carrots, however, to ensure that they retain their maximum flavor and nutritional content. Enjoy our collection of Indian Carrot Recipes used in sweets, pickles, chutneys, salads, parathas, drinks and sabzis.
Carrots go great for sweet Indian Desserts.
Gajar ka Halwa : Made with grated carrots, khoya, milk, dry fruits and ghee, this halwa has a divine taste and aroma that take you to another world. This famous sweet is prepared in households all over India for offering to God on puja days as well as to celebrate festivals and weddings.
Try this tasty Carrot Garlic Chutney recipe. With its sweet flavour and crunchy texture, carrots combine beautifully with garlic resulting in a delightful chutney that has a very garlicky taste.
Carrots make fab pickles. Carrot Pickle recipe. It is one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make. Use carrots, which are fresh, firm and without blemish.
Collection Of 30 Carrot Recipes, Gajar Recipes
Many a shortcut there might be, but sometimes the traditional method of making a mithai yields the richest taste! This authentic recipe of Gajar Halwa proves that!
Made with grated carrots, khoya, milk, dry fruits and ghee, this halwa has a divine taste and aroma that take you to another world.
This famous sweet is prepared in households all over India for offering to God on puja days as well as to celebrate festivals and weddings.
Gajar ka Halwa is great on it's own, but to make it more exciting have it with Rabri
or Vanilla Ice-cream
Ginger is a warming spice that naturally lends itself to both fruit and vegetable juices, complementing citrus fruits particularly well.
This Ginger Spice, Ginger Carrot Apple Orange Juice has powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Ginger Spice is a gentle cleanser, which benefits from the powerful volatile oils present in the ginger, as well as from the cleansing and digestive benefits of carrot, apple and orange.
Here are some more nutrient-packed juices, which you can include in your day-to-day diet - Carrot Beet and Apple Juice
, Golden Drink
, Palak, Kale and Apple Juice
and Pineapple, Papaya and Aloe Vera Juice
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumptuous dish, while coriander, lemon juice, etc., team up to perk up the flavour and aroma. Serve the Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa fresh off the tava with healthy green chutney.
With its sweet flavour and crunchy texture, carrots combine beautifully with garlic resulting in a delightful chutney that has a very garlicky taste. The wonderful work of carrots is further accentuated by the addition of zesty lemon juice and a dash of chilli powder too. It is important to grind this chutney coarsely for the best texture and flavour.
Older children enjoy cake as an occasional treat but plain sponge cakes can be a little boring for them.
Carrots have been added as they add variety and also provide substantial amounts of vitamin A and fibre. Cinnamon, nutmeg, milk and jaggery impart delicious flavours to this cake.
This cake is really a great "tiffin box"
item that your baby will enjoy during play time.
A soft, pancake like dish made with rice flour and grated carrots, the Carrot Dosa is ideal for breakfast or as a snack any time you feel hungry as it can be prepared within minutes without much to do. The addition of grated coconut provides an energy boost and also lends softness to these pancakes. Have these pancakes fresh off the tava, and you will love the crisp yet soft feel of every bite.
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture.
Milk adds a dimension of richness to this awesome soup, while a seasoning of dried herbs gives it an aesthetic flavour. This zero-oil treat also gives you loads of protein and calcium from milk, and fibre and vitamin A from the carrot and apples.
Start your meal with this hearty soup followed by Paneer Shavarma Wrap
and Brown Rice Risotto
Traditional South Indian
fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’!
It is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and subzi.
You will be surprised to see the value-add that the simple tempering imparts to this easy preparation. It can be had chilled at home, or packed in a box for lunch
Also do try other exciting South Indian rice dishes like Bisi Bele Bhaat
, Chitrana Rice
and Sundal Rice
Juices are a good way of keeping up your veggie consumption even on busy days. You can quickly prepare a glassful of Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice and slurp it up in a jiffy, or even carry it along in a leak-proof container to relish on-the-go.
This lovely juice helps you top up on fibre, to keep cholesterol problems at bay. While we have used spinach and parsley, you can also use other greens of your choice. However, make sure you toss in a little celery and lemon juice because they pep up the flavour remarkably.
Healthy snacks like Jowar Upma
, Mixed Vegetable Open Hot Dog Roll
or Sprouts Dhokla
are good accompaniments to have with this juice.
This low-calorie combination of easily available carrot, tomato and beetroot provides large doses of fibre and vitamin a, and is a perfect way to kick start the day! the lovely colour makes it especially appealing to kids.
This colourful and tasty Carrot, Lettuce and Date Salad is a brilliant cure for constipation.
The lemon juice and pepper dressing contrasts well with the sweetness of dates, and helps to accentuate the flavours of the other ingredients too, adding a spicy dimension to the salad.
You will find this irresistibly tasty salad to be a welcome change from the raw veggies and mashed dates usually recommended to get the required amount of fibre.
It is one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make. Use carrots, which are fresh, firm and without blemish. Wash them thoroughly and wipe them with a clean cloth before use. Traces of water will make the pickle rancid.
With a beautiful bright red colour, this pickle goes very well will rotis
. It is best eaten the day it is made. But it must be kept in the refrigerator to make it last for 4 days.
This mildly-flavoured zero oil
Carrot Soup is an ideal start to a light dinner. Carrots have a large amount of vitamin A, an excellent antioxidant that cleanses your body of free-radicals.
Prepared with low-fat milk, this soup features surprisingly low on the calorie meter too. Thickened smartly with protein-rich moong dal, and flavoured with onions and black pepper, the Carrot Soup is indeed a very tasty way to stay young and energetic.
Nutritious version of traditional makki ki roti packed with vitamin c and iron exclusively for your shiny hair.
A healthier salad, the Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad is chock-full of the powerful vitamins A and C, which not only ward off the evils of pollution and stress, but also tone down the negative effects of high glucose levels. This healthy salad is also a treat to munch on, orange segments gives the crunchy veggies a delightfully tangy twist.
When you are in a rush, everyday ingredients like cabbage, carrot and paneer will come to your rescue!
The Cabbage, Carrot and Paneer Grilled Sandwich uses the simplest of ingredients but still has a wonderful texture and appetizing flavour, because the ingredients work so beautifully with each other.
The mildly-pungent flavour and crunchiness of cabbage, the succulence of paneer, the pleasant sweetness of carrot, the tingling taste of coriander and the spikiness of green chillies are all made for each other, turning this sandwich into a very tasty treat.
Cabbage, Carrot and Paneer Grilled Sandwich makes a quick and satiating breakfast
as well as a satiating snack
when you are oh-so-hungry!
The easy availability of some ingredients like samosa patti has made life so much simpler for us. It is possible to make lots of interesting snacks quickly and easily using samosa patti and this recipe is one such.
Here, we have filled the samosa patti with a combination of crunchy sautéed veggies like carrots and cabbage, spiced up with green chillies and garlic, and mixed with succulent paneer and gooey cheese. This gives the filling a multi-textured mouth-feel.
The Cabbage Carrot and Paneer Samosa Patti Snack is then cooked with butter on a non-stick tava, to get a wonderful taste and texture, which you are sure to enjoy.
Have a go at other snack recipes like Mixed Vegetable Handvo
or Spinach and Paneer Cream Cracker Snack
If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, try desserts like this one that are healthier and also leave you satisfied. These Stuffed Carrot Halwa Pancakes are simply delightful, and are also relatively easy to make as we have presented a healthier and quicker version of gajar ka halwa that does not require you to slave for hours in the kitchen. The carrots are first steamed, sautéed in a little ghee, sweetened and swirled with milk and milk powder to achieve a rich khoya flavour with minimal effort! Loaded with essential nutrients and satiating too, these halwa packed and cinnamon laced whole wheat flour pancakes are ideal for pregnant women.
Zucchini combines with carrots to make an unusual, colourful, and attractive pancake that will tickle the taste buds. Serve with ketchup or a chutney of your choice. Smaller versions can also be served as a party snack.
Apples with skin gives us fibre and vitamin c and carrots is a good source of vitamin a. . This drink is great to be had in the morning as it is very refreshing and healthy. . . Make this as close as possible to serving time. . .
Who can resist a bowlful of cool curd rice on a hot summer’s day? And if you suffer from acidity, then this soothing bowlful is more than tasty – it is nothing short of ambrosia for you!
When reinforced with carrots and cucumber, the curd rice gets all the more pleasing for your stomach and taste buds because cucumber is considered one of the best vegetables for combating acidity.
You will notice that the proportion of alkaline veggies is much more than the amount of rice in this Cucumber and Carrot Curd Rice, which is a wonderful step to avoid and alleviate Acidity
An exciting snack with a clearly Oriental touch, the Cheesy Carrot and Celery Cigars will make an excellent starter, served simply with chilli sauce. The ingredients filling the cigars are very well planned, so that they work together to excite the taste buds! While soy sauce gives it an inimitable flavour, boiled noodles adds to the volume, and cheese keeps the ingredients together, also imparting an oh-so-gooey texture that everybody loves. Roll up the pattis and keep them ready, but deep-fry just before serving to retain the crispness.
A magic formula for better vision due to the use of 4 multi-nutrient ingredients like tomato, cheese, celery and lettuce. These are perfect to tempt anyone at snack time.
Colourful and nutritious, these carrot and coriander infused rotis made of rice flour and soya flour make a perfect mini meal with a bowl of curds and khichdi.
While most people are tuned to a breakfast of toast and cereals, there are times when all of us yearn for a change. Here is a delicious, vitamin-rich breakfast option, make with toasted brown bread slices topped with a sumptuous mixture of low-fat cottage cheese, grated carrots, tomatoes et al. You will enjoy each soft and sumptuous mouthful of the Carrot and Paneer Toast, and feel good about the vitamin A, iron and fibre boost you get from it.
A cool and refreshing salad that you will love to have with lunch on a hot summer’s day. The carrot raisin salad is also a pleasure to behold, with vibrant orange coloured carrots and orange slices freckled with deep black raisins. Enjoy the splash of colours and flavours in this tangy salad.
Staying young is no challenge, if you know the right stuff to eat. For example, you could snack on this scrumptious Carrot and Green Peas Sandwich instead of opening a pack of chips! This colourful sandwich is an easy and tasty way to provide your skin with loads of protein and vitamin A, necessary to keep it bright and supple. With soft paneer, aromatic jeera, tangy coriander and green chillies, this sandwich is just the right thing to bite into!
You will love the rustic flavour of this honey flavoured chocolate cake, reinforced with grated carrot, nuts and raisins. The carrot helps to keep the cake moist, while chocolate makes it appeal to all! Condensed milk gives the Chocolate Carrot Loaf a very rich and intense flavour, which makes you want to reach out for another slice.
Clear Soup with Baby Corn, Mushrooms and Carrot is a convenient soup that you can prepare quickly and easily if you have vegetable stock on hand.
All you need to do is sauté some crunchy and colourful veggies with green chillies for spice, add vegetable stock, season it, and serve it hot with some tongue-tickling Oriental sauces. Voila, a mouth-watering treat is ready within minutes!
With myriad veggies, this soup gives you a multi-textured experience that burgeons with the vibrant flavours of the sauces.
Try other clear soup recipes like Clear Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms
and Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup
The Chick Pea, Broccoli and Carrot Stir-Fry is a super interesting way to top up your protein stores. It has varied textures, from the mealy texture of kabuli chana to the crunch of sautéed veggies, not to forget the fabulous aroma and flavour of sesame seeds.
Ingredients like chilli sauce, ginger and garlic paste give this stir-fry a typical Oriental taste. This recipe gives you lots of protein, from sesame seeds and chick peas, as well as other valuable nutrients from the awesome veggies.
Although its irresistible taste might tempt you, avoid having this stir-fry for dinner as chick peas might be difficult to digest at night, especially for expectant mothers.
You can also try other protein recipes like Soya Vegetable Medley
, Rajma Salad
, Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
and Sprouted Vaal ki Usal
We would all have tried carrot, bottle gourd or beetroot halwas sometime or the other. Let’s make something all the more special now, by combining all these together into one wonderful, colourful treat.
With a nice orange-pink hue, a fantastic grainy texture and a mind-blowing flavour, this Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa is a fantabulous treat that is guaranteed to delight one and all.
A good dose of mawa helps to bind the halwa together and also gives it a luxurious mouth-feel. This sweet treat is also quite easy to prepare in the microwave
oven, so pamper yourself right away!
For a variety of quick sweet treats check out all our Microwave Dessert
Mini pancakes are a handy snack, which can be served anytime, whether to kids returning from school or to guests at a party. And, when made with a different batter, such as this one made of moong dal and curds, it becomes a unique and memorable treat.
These Green Moong Dal and Carrot Mini Pancakes are a pretty sight to behold, with a light greenish colour, speckled with flakes of cottage cheese and grated carrot, and they also have a nice and peppy flavour, thanks to the addition of curds to the batter.
Cooking them in a mini uttapa pan is an easy way to complete large batches with minimal effort, but in case you don’t have one, you could always pour out small uttapas in a regular tava itself.
These delicious mini pancakes also make a good recipe to serve for Breakfast
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