When I went to Chennai in Jan, my MIL made this, but sans paasi paruppu. My co-sis is a great fan of this. My mom makes carrot thayir pachadi. But this way I had for the first time and liked it too. Carrot is least favourite for me, mom and dad used to grate carrot, mix with sugar and ask us to eat and I used to cry while eating that. But when I made this salad today, I liked it, I ate the whole thing I made while I was cooking.
This can be kept in the full meals as a salad. Also this is offered as prasadam for Rama Navami.