Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Carrot Rice

Carrot Rice is such a simple yet flavorful south Indian dish , which can be made in couple of  minutes . If you have kids at home .This is one of the best dishes to make , they are simple to make , they are not spicy but they are flavorful...
 Normally during baby showers we do make 9 types of rices , this is one among them.


Carrots - 1 Cup Grated
Basmathi Rice - One cup
Onions- Chopped into small pieces
Green Chili - 2 Chopped really small
Cumin Seeds
Cardamom- 2
Cinnamon - 1 Inch long
Cashews/Peanuts - Optional
Turmeric Powder
Curry Leaves

Instructions :

  • Cook the rice along with Cinnamon Stick , It gives a good flavor to the rice . Allow the rice to cool .
  • Heat the butter , once butter is melted and hot , add cardamom , once you get the flavor add Cumin Seeds , when it turns golden brown add Chopped onions and Curry leaves and  Green Chilies allow that to cook . It just takes a minute to cook .
  • Lastly add the Grated Carrots , Salt and Turmeric Powder . Cook for couple of minutes till the raw smell of turmeric goes.
  • Once the carrots are cooked , Turn of the stove allow it to cool and mix it with the rice.

Notes -
  • Adding  nuts are optional .
  • Do not over cook the carrots .It will probably takes 2 to 3 minutes for it to cook.
  • I squeezed out little juice from the carrots , i had a fear that rice will turn too sweet .
  • I didn't want to add Mustard seeds and Urud dhal . You can add them before adding Cumin seeds.


  1. Lovely combo and that colors are blooming, oozing more taste to the rice. I have to try because I eat rice almost every day and this will be a chance to the white rice.

  2. Lovely delicious and healthy carrot rice...
    Nice click...