Raji Chitti’s Special Carrot Chutney

Here is another repost from 2 years ago. Enjoy!

A couple of weeks ago, I asked my chitti (aunt) to give me some of her favorite recipes. I was expecting a traditional recipe but she sent me a carrot chutney recipe instead – very different. When I made it, it was really good and easy to make – just the right amount of spice, sweet and sourness. I served it with dosa, but this chutney will surely go well with rotis, idlis or even as a sandwich spread.

I love the way she sent me the recipe.


  • 2 grated carrots (3/4 cup)
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 10 -12 shallots
  • 1/2 cup chopped coconut
  • 2-3 green chillies (depending on the spice level you want)
  • 1- 2 tsp coriander leaves/ cilantro – optional
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt to taste

To temper:

  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp oil


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add shallots and fry. Add the rest of the ingredients and fry well till tomatoes are well cooked.
  • Grind the above ingredients.
  • In the same pan add oil for tempering and add the tempering ingredients. When the mustard splutters, add to the chutney and serve.

Try it, it is really good!

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