South Indian Style carrot salad

South indian style carrot salad
The South Indian carrot salad is one for ages I have seem my mom and mother in law do.  It is the quickest recipe to make we come home back from a trip or we are totally out of any sides. To us this  carrot salad recipe becomes our travel companion, in places where it’s really hard to find veggie food. With one of the rasam cubes ( check review ) or the one for the extreme hunger attacks one the evening.  Even a really easy  typical south indian dinner with parippu rasam and rice works so well with recipe.
The recipe is utmost simple,  a grater, a few fresh carrots, some spices, a lemon and pretty much you are in zone.  In under 10 minutes a sumptuous side is ready. The sweetness of the carrots  with the mild lemony flavour and perfect balance of curry leaf  flavoured oil all makes this very simple recipe stand out.
Todays specialty to this  ever simple carrot salad recipe
In today’s creation of this south indian style carrot salad, there is a little set of hands who is helping out.  One which is slowly  gearing up to prepare small simple meals.  Featuring these set of hands which helped to create this beautiful salad today.  This  is to assure  you that this is a recipe even kids can tackle.. Enjoy this fresh crunchy salad recipe.
south indian style carrot salad

carrot salad

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South indian style carrot salad

South Indian Style carrot salad

Travel friendly salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Soups and salad
Cuisine diabetic friendly, gluten free, Kids choice, One pot, South indian, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 6 People
Calories 41 kcal


  • 4-6 carrots fresh
  • salt to taste
  • 1 lemon

For the tempering

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil coconut or sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Skinned black gram
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • Wash and peel the carrot
  • Grate the carrots in a fine or medium texture
  • Add this to a mixing bowl. Add salt and the juice of half a large lemon.
  • Slice the green chillies set aside. Wash and pat dry the curry leaves and set aside too
  • Into a small pan add the oil and set it to heat for tempering
  • When the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, the skinned black gram (urad dal) , the sliced chilies and the cleaned curry leaves.
  • Let the mustard seeds splutter.
  • Pour this tempering over the grated carrots in the mixing bowl
  • Mix well.
  • Serve or leave chilled till serving time


Add a pinch of hing if you like the flavor.
I use the peppercorns pickled  and its brining solution instead of the lemon and the chillies, sometimes. Check for the pickle recipe here.
Pickle green peppercorn


Calories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 0.5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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6 years ago

Yum! I will def be trying this recipe!

Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

Lovely share !

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