Carrot Stir-Fry Recipe

"It’s a Sri Lankan style carrot stir-fry recipe with a touch of spice and an excellent Vegan dish. Easy to prep, will be ready in 10 minutes and kid-friendly too!"
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 5 medium Carrots
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoons black mustard seeds
  • 4 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 1 inch piece fresh pandan leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt


  • Step 1

    Peel and wash the carrots. Slice the carrots thinly as possible into circles ( little less than 1/8th of an inch) and leave aside.

  • Step 2

    Place a large frying pan on medium-high heat and add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of coconut oil.

  • Step 3

    Next, add 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds and let it splutter(pop).

  • Step 4

    Now add in chopped red onions, curry leaves, pandan leaves and fry it for few seconds or until the onions turn pink and translucent.

  • Step 5

    Follow by adding the thinly sliced carrots and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder. Stir fry until some of the carrot slices are slightly golden on the edges. It takes about 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Lastly, add the 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder and stir well for a few seconds and take off the heat.

  • Step 7

    Serve warm with a bowl of rice and curry or bread.

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