Tuesday, September 9, 2008



I borrowed this recipe from one of the fellow blogger Praneetha

of "Kitchen Flavor's".Though i was a bit hesistant to try out something with " A

Carrot" as the one and only one main ingredient,but it turned out to be real

extraordinary.....Its the spices that bought the dish such a wonderful flavor.... .But i

dared to try and test it on my husband for one fine day's lunch.He was thinking of it

as some of my routine experiments that turned out to be real good ,but was not sure

of what he was eating. We were somewhere in the middle of our lunch then i told him

"This is carrot rice".At first he looked at me with a big surprise and told "You really

made a wonderful dish out of a "Carrot"and i was enjoying its flavor till now and

havent you have told me this, i would have enjoyed this meal ,but u spoiled the

wonderful mood by telling me its A Carrot Rice".I thought he would stop eating it and

move out...But he was enjoying its flavour ......In the end to my surprise he really

liked it so much that he was asking me to make the same dish for the dinner

too.........I really thank Praneetha for presenting such a yummy dish......


Rice ------------------------- 3 cups

Carrots --------------------- 2 big ones grated

Onions-----------------------1 big one

Green Chillies --------------- 4

Coriander seeds-------------2tbp

Cumin seeds-----------------1 tsp

Red chillies-------------------5

Mustard seeds----------------1+1/2 tsp

Urad dal----------------------2 tsp

Garam Masala----------------1/2 tsp

Shahjeera---------------------1 tsp

Bay Leaf -------------------- 3

Cinnamon,Cardommon------3,4 small ones

Ginger Garlic Paste --------- 1 tsp

Oil -------------------------- 5-6tbp

Coriander leaves-------------to garnish

Salt--------------------------as required


1.Wash and soak rice for 30 mins prior to cooking.

2.Slice the onions,green chillies length wise and set aside.

3.Wash,Peel the skin and grate the carrots and keep aside.

4.Dry roast 2tbp coriander seeds,1tsp cumin seeds,1tsp mustard seeds,red chillies,2tsp urad dal one after another and grind to a fine powder after cooling.

5..Heat oil in a wide vessel and add remaining 1/2 tsp mustard seeds,shahjeera,Cloves,cinnamon sticks,cardommon,bay leaves and saute for few seconds.

6.Add the sliced onions and fry till they are golden brown.Then add ginger garlic paste,green chillies and cook for 2 mins.

7.Then add the grated carrot,garam masala,3 tbp of the ground fine powder as instructed above and mix well.

8.After cooking for 4-6 mins turn off and transfer the mixture to the drained-out,soaked rice.

9.Add salt and mix well.Add water accordingly and cook in a rice cooker.

10.Once done garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any spicy -masala curry.

11.This isn't the spicy version so can add spices accordingly to your taste.


A_and_N said...

Rice looks great Raaji! I bet paalak paneer from the previous post would go well with this :)

Anonymous said...

The rice looks yummy....

Divya Vikram said...

Looks really delicious

Prema Sundar said...

I usually make carrot rice in a very simple way..yours looks rich and u call call it carrot pulav.nice one and something new for me to try it out for a change.

Usha said...

Looks delicious and your palak paneer below looks very inviting :)

sujana said...

thanks raaji for the recipe....rice makes me tempt

Laavanya said...

Carrot rice looks great.... I was skeptical abt carrot rice too but we really liked it when we tried it.

deepthi said...

Rice looks so yummy....


Thats looking so Yummy!
by the way I am also a "Raji";)

Uma said...

carrot rice looks so mouth-watering. tempting picture.

Thanks for visiting.

Priti said...

Since you have written so much abt this carrot rice am tempted to try this ...will let you know my version ;)

Illatharasi said...

Looks delicious, best way to eat carrots that too with lot of spices:)

Praneetha Raghava said...

First of all thank you so much for trying out my recipe and am so glad you and ur husband liked it. Your's look great.

Meera said...

Hi Raaji,
Carrot rice looks yummy. Have never eaten it earlier though.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of carrot rice....but in picture it looks delicious