Carrot Rice

>> Saturday, August 9, 2008

It has been a very tiring day for me today with loads of laundry, cleaning and etc and by the lunch time I wanted to make something that's very easy, time consuming and tasty. I was wondering WHAT and then found that I have lots of fresh carrots at home. So, I decided to make this wonderful tasty recipe Carrot Rice.
First of all for those people who hate carrots, I think you people you people should give this a try. Very tasty and very quick.
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Carrots - 4 grated
Green Chillies - 4 slight length wise
Onion - 1 cut length wise
Bay Leaf - 2,3
Cinnamon Stick - 1/2 inch
Star Anise - 2,3
Fried Onions - 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 2tsps
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Carrot Rice Masala - 2 tsp
For Seasoning:
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Carrot Rice Masala :
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 2tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 3,4
Dry Roast all the above ingredients and make a course powder.
Actual Method :
1. Wash the basmati rice and soak for 20mins. After 20mins, cook it in a rice cooker with 1:1.5 ratio.
2. Wash the carrots, peel and grate the carrots. Keep them aside.
3. Now in a wide skillet, take oil and do the seasoning once the oil is hot.
4. When the seasoning starts to splutter, add the cut onions, green chillies and fry them until onions turn golden brown.
5. Now, add the ginger garlic paste, turmeric and fry for few mins until the raw smell goes off.
6. Once done, add the finely grated carrot and add salt as required for the carrots. Mix and cook it in medium flame. Cover it with a lid. You don't have to add water as carrot cooks in its own moisture. Keep checking, if required add some water and cook it covered until the carrots are cooked ( the carrot becomes half the quantity of what it is once it is done. This is an indication, that it is cooked enough).
7. Once the carrot is done, add the chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and sugar. Mix well and finally add lemon juice. At this point, you can turn off the stove. Keep it aside.
8. When the rice is cooked, in a big mixing bowl, take the hot rice, add ghee/oil, pinch of turmeric and the carrot rice masala and mix well.
9. Finally, mix rice and the carrot mix.
10. Garninsh it with chopped coriander, roasted cashews and fried onions.

Serve hot with raita.


Team Members Aug 9, 2008, 5:59:00 PM  

Good write and very informative!

K L Aug 9, 2008, 6:03:00 PM  

Oh mygosh yum.

From a wandering blog reader...

Kitchen Flavours Aug 10, 2008, 3:44:00 AM  

Carrot rice sounds healthy and looks yummy.

Naina Aug 11, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

Hi Praneetha,
The metal coil can be found at many Indian grocery stores here in the US. Check out in your area stores. If you can't find one let me know, i might be able to send you one. I will try your dum aaloo, looks really good. Keep stopping by.

Amu... Aug 13, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

mmmmmmmm..Yummy ra...
Innovative of eating carrots...Will definitely give it a try...:-)

Praneetha Raghava Aug 13, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

thank u amu. do try this. am sure u will like it.

Shashi Aug 24, 2008, 4:13:00 AM  

hi there, what is this carrot rice masala? Is it like pulao masala? Ur recipe sounds great, i want to try it too

Praneetha Raghava Aug 25, 2008, 3:49:00 PM  

@ sashi
yes sashi. it is something like that. you can simply add coriander powder,cumin powder, garam masala and chilli powder, but i like to add this version. this is much tastier i bet.

raaji Sep 6, 2008, 6:12:00 PM  

thanks praneetha for such a wonderful recipe.....i was quite hesistant at the beginning but took the risk of trying it on my husband.....but u know he really liked it.......tha aroma and flavor was really mouthwatering

Praneetha Raghava Sep 6, 2008, 6:33:00 PM  

tht's great raaji. I am glad you loved it.

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