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>>  Monday, February 20, 2012

For the fifth day it was a simple carrot rice. I always know that when I think too much on something it normally never brings in the desired results but unexpected and simple ones like this carrot rice, makes it a big thing. 

Idea or thought behind this recipe was my discussion with my colleague who has a 7 year old boy. She was saying that she thinking of some easy to make rice dishes and wanted me to contribute ideas. Off the mind came this carrot rice which I said will be very simple. Of course the thought of including the podi never entered as she would not have a stock of this. Whereas it's always there at our place. I actually suggested she make a simple dal mix for final seasoning as that will enhance the taste.

Well she finally made a different version and I also remembered I have my own concoction of making it with carrot juice, well that's for another day. Let's check out this really simple version of Carrot Rice.

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Carrot Rice | Spicy Carrot Rice

Ingredients Needed:

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Carrot, grated - 3/4 cup


Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal / Bengal Gram - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 1 long
Dry Red Chillies - 2 long
Cashew nuts - 4 -5 whole
Curry leaves few
Oil - 1 tsp


Amma's Podi - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1/2 tsp

How to make the carrot Rice

Have the cooked rice ready.

Wash and grate the carrots. Keep it aside.

Heat a non stick pan with oil, add mustard seeds and urad dal. When the mustard pops, add channa dal, curry leaves, chopped green chillies, dry red chillies, cashew nuts. Saute till the nuts turn colour sligtly. 

Add the grated carrot and saute well till the carrots is done. This takes about 2 - 3 mins on high. 

Add the cooked rice and mix well. Finally sprinkle the podi and ghee combine everything.

Verdict: The rice was colourful and yummy since it had Konda's favorite podi in it.

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sangee vijay February 20, 2012 at 5:22 AM  

liked your carrot rice recipe with podi n yum!!
i too posted carrot lemon rice today :)
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Harini February 20, 2012 at 6:54 AM  

very easy and colorful. I truly believe the kids usually like the simple ones :)

Rasi February 20, 2012 at 8:18 AM  

Healthy one :)

The Pumpkin Farm February 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM  

this looks perfect, especially the spices in it..perfect

anusha praveen February 20, 2012 at 2:39 PM  

valli carrot rice is my all time favourite but i make it in a different way

Preeti Garg February 20, 2012 at 6:58 PM  

Awesome recipe

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Aarthi February 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM  

This looks totally delicious..


Suchi February 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM  

Yummy :-)

sushma February 21, 2012 at 4:25 AM  

Carrot rice looks delicious and colorful

veena krishnakumar February 21, 2012 at 7:31 AM  

Looks very nice and colourful Valli. Am sure the kids would have loved it

vidhas February 21, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

Simple, healthy and yummy rice.

Suma Gandlur February 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM  

Simple and healthy one. This is one of the regular dishes I make at home.

Gayathri Kumar February 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM  

Very inviting and colourful rice...

Hemavathi Murari February 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM  

inviting and tempting rice.

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