Gajar ki sabji is a simple & minimalistic Indian main course dish made by stir frying and tempering fresh diced carrot pieces with Indian spices.
Although the majority of carrot dishes are made by mixing carrots with other vegetables like peas, fenugreek leaves etc, this simple carrot stir fry recipe scores due to its simplicity and lets you truly enjoy the natural taste of carrots.
Rich in nutrients
If one was to pick up a vegetable which can be called a goldmine of nutrients, the choice is likely to narrow down to Gajar or Carrot.
Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A and are good for eyesight. They are also rich in Antioxidants, Calcium, Vitamin C and contain alkaline elements which help to purify the blood and maintain healthy levels of uric acid.
To make Gajar ki sabji at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
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Gajar ki Sabji Recipe | Carrot Stir Fry
Ingredients For Gajar ki Sabji Recipe | Carrot Stir Fry
- 4-5 Medium Sized Carrots (Gajar)
- 1-2 Green Chillis
- 1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
- 1 Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
- 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- 1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
- 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves (Cilantro or Dhaniya)
- 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
Step By Step Instructions for Gajar ki Sabji Recipe | Carrot Stir Fry
- Heat some oil in a deep heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds (rai) and fry for a few seconds till they start to splutter. Then add cumin seeds (jeera) and allow them to crackle.1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds), 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
- Add chopped green chillies, turmeric powder (haldi), red chilli powder and a pinch of asafoetida (hing).1-2 Green Chillis, 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1 Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
- Add diced carrot pieces to the pan along with salt. Mix the contents 1-2 times and cover the pan with a lid.1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste, 4-5 Medium Sized Carrots (Gajar)
- Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes allowing the carrots to turn soft. Stir occasionally in interval of 1-2 minutes. Continue to keep the pan covered with a lid.
- Add coriander powder (dhania powder) and dry mango powder (amchur) to the pan and mix well.1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder), 1/2 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- Cook for a minute, then add freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix.1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves (Cilantro or Dhaniya)
- Gajar ki Sabji is ready. Serve it hot with chapatis.
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