Thursday, October 28, 2010

Carrot Rice

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When I was a toddler, most of my eating habits depended or was inspired from cartoons. I loved spinach because Popeye loves it. I wanted cheese since Jerry was excited about it and in the same lines, carrots were introduced to me by Bugs Bunny :)

Yes!! I'm literally a Bunny rabbit when it comes to carrots :) love to munch them as it is and would some times eat them along with tomato ketchup. Believe me, its one of the best freaking combination ever ;)

Carrots are universally liked by many, at least I have not seen much of people who hate carrots. Hope you all agree with me!! If that is the case, one lovely form of cooking carrot is to make carrot rice :)

Its simple and super healthy :) Go on to the recipe and I bet you would love it too :)

Carrot rice

Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Carrot - 3
Onion - 2
Red chillies - 3
Channa dhall - 2 tsp
Urad dhall - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds(Dhaniya) - 2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt - for taste
Coriander leaves

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Decoration: Used carrots for the petals, onion for the center part and curry leaves

Method:

In a pan, take a tsp of oil and fry red chillies, channa dhall, urad dhall, coriander seeds and cumin seeds just for a min and powder it finely.

Wash and soak rice for half an hour. Pressure cook with two cups of water. Once done allow it to cool on a plate. Add a tsp of ghee to the rice and separate the grains.

Chop onions finely and grate the carrots.

Heat two tsp of oil in a large pan and crackle mustard seeds. Add the chopped onions and fry till it turns golden brown. Once done add the grated carrot and fry for 2 mins adding a little salt to it. Then add the above said powdered masala to it and mix well.

Now add the rice and mix until everything comes together. Finally switch off the stove and add the tsp of lemon and salt and mix it well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Simple and tasty carrot rice is ready to eat :)

Enjoy the hot steaming carrot rice with some potato chips :)
Happy eating :)

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Written by: Nithya
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34 comments:






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Nithya,

The rice and carrot ...a great combo...love it...:)

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very pretty presentation :) Lovely looking rice as well Nithi!

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv carrots in any form....we make carrot rice too a lil diff but ur version sounds and looks very flavourful and delicious

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Must b v healthy...
and wot a lovely presentation gal:)

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Rev said...

It is so inviting! Want to try my hand on this today.
Do stop by my tiny blog :)
http://relishdelish.blogspot.com

Rev

Saraswathi Iyer said...

I just love carrot rice. Beautiful presentation as always. Lovely clicks.

rpcooks said...

lovely presentation :-)

Sush said...

Carrot rice is my son's favorite. I often prepare them. Your version looks different & tasty. Will try them sometime.

Nithu Bala said...

Nice presentation Nithi...I love carrot rice and your way of preparation is so yummy..

Nithu Bala said...

Nice presentation Nithi...I love carrot rice and your way of preparation is so yummy..

Nithu Bala said...

Nice presentation Nithi...I love carrot rice and your way of preparation is so yummy..

Rekha shoban said...

healthy rice and beautiful presentation!

Kanchan said...

wow .. never prepared rice with just carrots ,.... obviously this looks too delicious .

Pari said...

Very well presented dear, and I love the pilaf too.
FOODELICIOUS

Janu said...

As usual pretty clicks akka!!

Kairali sisters said...

I was also like you Nithya, Spinach became my fav watching popeye hehe..Carrot rice looks yumm yumm..

Pavithra said...

BEautiful nithi.. both the carrot rice aswell as the flower. Cute..And yah for Aadavan I have to stories like this.

Prathibha said...

Lovely presentation dear...dat flower looks really pretty...I make carrot rice in a different way...urs looks yummy too..!!!

Smita Srivastava said...

Love the recipe & the great presentation ...

Shalini said...

amazing click nithya. rice looks so yummilicious n inviting!

Satya said...

delicious carrot rice ...wonderful clicks

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Tamanna said...

such pretty presentation! lovely

Krishnaveni said...

that looks so cute

Suja Sugathan said...

Wonderful presentation..perfect yummy rice dear..love it

Priya said...

I never say no to carrot rice, cute presentation Nithya..

Deepti said...

My fav too...ur version sounds great

Anuradha said...

Good job nithi!! i like the flower decoration.

Susan and Abraham said...

Very pretty presentation

Suma Rowjee said...

My daughter loves carrot and I haven't tried them grated in a rice dish. This will be a nice variation.

The carrot flower looks very very pretty!! Am extreme...ly poor at art and craft and am totally lost when my kids get projects from school. Hope to get some tips from you:-)

Mary said...

YUM! What a great combo and beautiful photography!

Great blog!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

jeyashrisuresh said...

wish i could taste a spoon of yummy carrot rice.nice presentation

Priya's Feast said...

Luks lavishing and beautiful pics nithya...I never say no to carrot rice

Nitha said...

Lovely and colourful rice...

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