This is a basic carrot fry recipe and you can play around with whatever ingredients you have.
1 tbs OilA pinch mustard seeds
A few red chilis chopped
1 tsp curry powder
1 ½ tsp coriander powder
2 green chilies slit length wise
3 cm piece fresh ginger cut into small pieces
1 Onion cut into small pieces
2 Spring onions cut into small pieces
Salt to taste
3 large carrots peeled and cut into small pieces
A half rutabaga (Swedish turnip) cut in small pieces
A can of Chickpeas
A can of crushed tomatoes
2 tbs toasted sesame seeds lightly crushed
Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, add the mustard seeds. Heat until the seeds starts popping.
Add red chili, curry powder, coriander powder, green chilies, ginger, onion, spring onion and saute for 5 to 6 seconds.
Add the chopped carrots and rutabaga and mix. Cook without lid on medium heat for 4 to 5 mts, mixing the contents once in a while.
Reduce heat, add chickpeas and tomatoes.
Add a little water according to feeling if you find the fry too thick. Salt according to taste and cook till the carrots are soft, approx. 25 mts.
Add the crushed toasted sesame seed. Turn off heat and remove into a serving bowl. Decorate with thyme or mint leaves.
Serve warm with rice, Carrot Chutney, Naan bread or with Indian chickpea flatbread /Rotis.