Carrot Peas kootu / Carrot Peas Stir-fry

This Carrot Peas kootu / Carrot Peas Stir-fry is a south Indian dish which has a simple recipe. Whenever I have extra carrots, I like to experiment with different recipes. Today, I’ve tried a South Indian style kootu / stir-fry. I love it because of its color and texture. You can pair it up with rice and chapati. You can also check my other Stir-fry recipes here.

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Carrot Peas kootu / Carrot Peas Stir-fry

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes


  • Carrot – 2, chopped
  • Green peas – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1, chopped
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Yogurt (curd) – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

To Grind

  • Coconut – 1/2 cup, shredded
  • Green chili – 2
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

To Temper

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add ingredients given under ‘To Temper’. Add onion and sauté till it becomes translucent.1
  2. Add carrot, green peas, turmeric powder, salt, and stir it for a minute. Sprinkle some water and close it is cooked.23
  3. Grind the ingredients under ‘To Grind’ with a little water, and add this to the cooked vegetables. Stir it for a couple of minutes.45
  4.  Add yogurt (curd) and stir for a minute.6

Carrot Peas kootu / Carrot Peas Stir-fry is ready to serve with hot rice or chapati.

Carrot Peas kootu / Carrot Peas Stir-fry



  1. Don’t add a lot of water while cooking the veggies. Also, don’t overcook it. It will make the veggies mushy.
  2. While grinding the coconut paste, don’t add too much water. The dish will become soggy.
  3. Make sure the veggies are cooked before adding the coconut paste.
  4. Only add yogurt after switching off the flame.
  5. If you want to add more spice, add more green chili.

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