Carrot with Dill Greens - A side dish

Today's recipe is a vegetable side-dish with a combination of carrots and dill greens. I love this recipe where the sweetness of crunchy carrots gets complemented by the pleasant aroma of dill leaves, and the taste enhanced by spices and lemon juice. The blend of orange and green colors makes it very eye catching, that is bound to attract everyone's attention. A nutritious side dish that is very easy to prepare and gets ready in 10-15 minutes time.


3 cups of chopped carrots [wash and peel the carrots and then cut them into matchstick strips].
1 and 1/2 cup of chopped dill leaves [ washed nicely and drained before chopping]
20- 25 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 turmeric powder
4-5 green chilies, slit vertically
1 tbsp lemon juice
6 tbsp of coarsely powdered peanuts [roasted, remove the skin and then crush or coarsely powder]
2 tbsp ghee
Salt to taste


Remove the dill leaves from its stem. Wash, clean and chop them. Keep it aside.

Heat ghee in a deep pan on medium heat. Add cumin seeds and as it splutters crushed garlic cloves. Saute it for a minute. Add turmeric powder, slit green chilies and saute it for few seconds on low flame. Now add chopped carrots and mix it well. Cover the pan, and cook it on low flame till it becomes fork tender. Next add chopped dill leaves and salt to taste. Mix it well and cook till done. Now add coarsely powdered peanuts, some lemon juice and mix it well. Switch off the flame. Serve it with chappati or dal chawal.

Tip: Take care not to overcook the carrots. 

Happy Cooking !


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