1-2-3 Carrot Salad

This might seem like a boring salad but it packs in a lot of punch. I made this a few years ago when I was in Mangalore. With a handful of ingredients, I managed to pull off a delicious salad. It’s enjoyed very much in South India. The only time consuming part – grating carrots.

So here is the recipe for my 1-2-3 Carrot Salad

1-2-3 Carrot Salad


Grated Carrots – 2 cups

Salt & sugar – to taste

Lime juice / vinegar – to taste

 For tempering:

Oil – 3 tbsp

Green chillies – Finely chopped

Jeera – ¼ tsp.

Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp

Curry leaves – 6 to 7


  1. Mix the grated carrots with salt, sugar & lime juice/vinegar. Taste and adjust the flavours.
  2. In a tempering vessel, add the oil, green chillies, jeera, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once it’s crackling, add all of it over the grated carrots.
  3. Mix and serve.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. desh (@desh) says:

    I like this thing, but as you mentioned grating carrots can be quite painful…try adding crushed roasted peanuts next time

  2. Ananya says:

    ah… thsi is pretty much ho my mom makes carrot ki subzi. Except – instead of pouring the tadka stuff over the carrots – the carrots are added to the kadhai where we make the tadka and is tossed around and cooked for a bit.

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