Jan 16, 2013

CARROT RICE

         This is my first post on Rice Varieties. Generally I make a lot of rice varieties especially on weekends when we have very few vegetables and less time for our hunger !! For our fast paced lifestyle today, most of us prefer brunch that is easy and simple over the weekends. So this is just the right dish which just needs very few items. I also make it as a lunch box recipe as it is very easy to make. 

Ingredients :
Serves two

Carrots - 2 Grated
Peanuts - 2tsp
Green chillies - 3 or 4 
Cooked Rice - 2 cups
chopped Ginger - 1tsp
Powdered pepper - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Coriander to garnish





Method :


Dry roast peanuts in a separate pan. Let it cool.

Grind the peanuts to a  coarse paste. Keep it aside.

Cook raw rice separately in a pressure cooker .


Heat little oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds and add jeera.

Add chopped ginger and green chillies.

Now add grated carrot. Fry the carrots for a few mins. It gets cooked very soon.

Add the peanut powder to the carrots. 

Add salt and turmeric powder. Add the powdered pepper.

Mix it with the cooked rice.

Garnish with Cilantro.

This rice can be had as is or with any raita.

My Notes:

We can also use Basmati rice instead of the usual rice. I prefer the normal one for this recipe.

I add pepper reduce the sweet taste of carrot. You can also avoid or adjust it according to your taste.

Adding peanut powder is purely optional, but it enhances the taste.