Monday, 24 May 2010

Hema's recipe: Carrot Rice

Once I had gone for lunch to my friend's house. She had prepared so many dishes and carrot rice was one of them. It was so tasty,
spicy and aromatic. I just loved it and she told me the recipe.

when I read about the contest in manjulaskitchen, I just remembered that rice. So I tried it and it came out well. But I did some variations according to my taste. My husband
who is the first tester and taster of all my recipes just loved it.

Carrot rice is a very delicious and nutritious recipe. It is a perfect lunch box recipe for kids. It can be prepared very quick and the whole spices added in this
rice gives a nice flavour that makes you crave for the food. This absolute whole meal dish would be loved by Kids.

Sending it to 1)

2)Think Spice - Think Garam Masala hosted by Sara, an event by Sunitha


1) Basmati Rice - 1 cup
2) Grated Carrot - 2 cup
3) Onion - 1 no.
4) Green Chilly - 3 nos.
5) Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
6) Jeera - 1 tsp
6) Bay leaf - 1 no.
7) Cloves - 2 nos.
8) Cinnamon - 1 no
9) Cardamom - 2 nos
10) Cashews - 5 nos.
11) Salt to taste
12) Ghee - 2 tbps
13) Lime juice - 1/4 tbsp
14) coriander leaves - a few
15) Water - 1.5 cups


1)Wash and soak rice in water for 1/2 an hour.

2)Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add jerra,cloves,cinnamon,cardamom,bay leaf,cashews.

3)Add onions sliced lengthwise and saute till they are translucent.

4)Add ginger garlic paste,green chilly, salt and saute well untill the raw smell goes off.

5)Add the grated carrot and sprinkle little water and allow it to cook.

6)Once the carrot is half cooked, add rice and mix it well.

7)Now add 1.5 cups water, sprinkle lime juice and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

8)Garnish with coriander leaves.

9)Serve hot with any raita.


1)According to your spice, adjust the green chillies. you can add chilli powder if you want more spicy. But the green chillies and whole spices are enough.
2)you can also add mint leaves before you add the carrot.
3)Do not grate the carrot very finely since it gets smashed. I like carrot to be seen so grate it little big.
4)Lime juice is added so that the rice grains remain separate and fluffy.

1 comment:

  1. Nice looking ...I haven't tried carrot rice yet....looks yum