Carrots are ultimate health food and are highly nutritious. They provide good source of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Carrots have numerous health benefits. They are sweet, tasty and crunchy. We love this root vegetable and a bowl of peeled carrots are often kept on the table. My little one loves to munch over it. I buy fresh carrots from the farmers’ market and make several  dishes like carrot rice, carrot sandwich, raitas, salads, milkshakes, cakes etc..

Garlic strengthen immune system and helps the body to fight several diseases. I have put the two healthiest ingredients together to make this delicious dish. It’s simple and can be done in a jiffy with minimal spice ingredients. Serve it along side dal, hot steamed rice or phulkas/rotis.  The leftovers make an interesting sandwich too for breakfast or for your lunchbox!!!

Simple, quick, easy to prepare Garlic Carrot Fry with the crunchiness of carrot flavoured with golden browned garlic combined with nuttiness of the cashew nuts and kick of pepper.


Prep time : 15 mins, Cooking time : 15 mins, Cuisine : Indian, Serves 4, Author : Gloria


1 cup carrot julienned or diced or sliced into matchsticks

½ tbsp chopped/sliced garlic

1-2 red chilly pepper or serrano pepper or green chilly chopped

¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi

½ tsp cumin powder

1 tsp crushed pepper

1 tsp cashew nuts (toasted lightly and crushed)

3 tsp soya sauce

salt to taste



Take a pan and into a pre-heated oil, add garlic. Fry till it reaches light golden brown in colour for few minutes.

Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and cashewnuts stir for few seconds.

Now, add carrots. Mix till everything is well incorporated. Cover and cook on medium heat till the carrots are crunchy around 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Uncover and add soya sauce. Stir to combine nicely. Cook further for 2 minutes more.

Finally, add crushed peppercorns. Mix well. and after few minutes switch off heat.

Garnish with your favorite choice of herbs.

Enjoy it with rotis, phulkas or as a side dish to steamed rice.

My observations/notes

  • use tender carrots for this preparation

  • can use peanuts or almonds instead of cashew nuts




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