Monday, June 21, 2010

Carrot Rice

Carrot contains beta-carotene, a strong antioxidant that can prevent cancer. Regular consumption of carrots reduces cholesterol level which helps prevent heart related problems. Since carrots have vitamin A, it is said to be good for eye sight also. Including carrots in your diet makes the skin softer and smoother.Thus carrot in its cooked form or raw, is good for your health. Today let us learn how to make this simple carrot rice following our easy recipe.

Carrot riceMermaid and carrot fish. (Mermaid's body-carrot rice)
Carrot Rice Recipe

Prep time - under 15 mins 
Cook time - under 20 mins 
Serves -2

Ingredients Needed

Basmati rice – 1 cup
Carrots -3/4 cup grated
Onions - 2 medium sized (finely chopped)
Groundnuts - 1 tbsp (roasted and powdered coarsely)
Oil- 1 tbsp

For the seasoning

Whole garam masala (cinnamon- 1 small bit, cloves -2, cardamom-1)
Mustard -1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Channa dal/ bengal gram – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – few leaves

Dry masala powder

Coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp tsp
Red chillies - 3
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Heat a tsp of oil and fry all the above ingredients, adding coconut at the end. Powder it and keep it aside.

Method

Cook 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water so that each grains are separate. Keep aside.
How to cook rice?

Heat oil in a pan , add whole garam masala followed by mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add channa dal, urad dal and curry leaves.

Add onions and sauté until it becomes translucent.

Then add grated carrots and cook for a few minutes until the raw flavor goes. Do not overcook. Add the ground masala powder, required salt and mix it well.

Now add the cooked rice, roasted peanut powder and mix everything well gently.

Serve it with raita or chips or papads or any gravy of your choice.

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55 comments:

  1. Thats a very lovely recipe and ofcourse very creative display!!!The mermaid lookd so cute!Thanks for sending it to the event.

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  2. Wowww Padhu, wat a cute presentation, carrot rice is always our family favourite, u have loads of patience dear to present ur dishes..

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  3. Wow...Padhu...!Can't take my eyes from your creative click.
    Healthy n delicious lunch box rice. Wanna give a try

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  4. Simply Awesome.....Gr8 Work Yaar !!
    Hats off 2 ur creativity !!

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  5. wow superb decoration its really nice

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  6. Wow Padhu, what a cute presentation! Carrot rice is our favourite too :-)

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  7. padhu, another creative work of art from your kitchen. kudos to you..

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  8. Lovely recipe and beautiful mermaid rice..

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  9. Oh carrot rice in the form of little mermaid, which little child won't eat that!

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  10. வாவ்வ்வ் சூப்பர்ர் ப்ரெசண்டேஷன்!! ரெசிபி மிக அருமை!!

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  11. Wow! your presentation looks very good, very artistic work with food.

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  12. Lovely.I prepare this carrot rice and follow Mallika Badrinath's cookbook.

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  13. ohwwoow..cute presentation padhu, rice looks yummy..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  14. That is so cute....love the quick idea of a carrot rice!

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  15. Padhu,
    Can I take this mermaid with me dear?? ;-) What a lovely presentation..... very good tiffin box dish.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. Padhu,

    Carrot mermaide has lot of thick curly hair. Love it. cute carrot fish too. Nice rice.

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  17. hey the mermaid looks so cute..love the rice and so the presentation.

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  18. wwoow..cute presentation padhu, rice looks yummy.

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  19. mermaid looks simply awesome ... great presentation and wonderful recipe

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  20. Wow.. cute and lovely presentation,yummy rice.

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  21. Hey Padhu when i saw the recipe i forgot the recipe what it is by seeing ur creative wrk...that beautiful it is.... really very nice and cute presentation....quick and easy dish i feel....

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  22. padhu what a beautiful lady fish..really delicious and yummy.. carrot is always healhty.. loved this rice version..

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  23. so cute presentation padhu ... your creativity to present food awesome .. i have never prepared carrot rice ... will try now...thanks for sharing

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  24. Padu, i really appriciate you for this creative, beautiful click...superb...superb...superb. delicious dish

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  25. Carrot rice mermaid..... Kids are going to love it.... Thank you for the idea and for the recipe.

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  26. wow...luved the mermaid..specially her orange hairs...and i too made carrot rice but tried and tasted frm divya's dilse..will post soon..ur version is quite different..will try someday..

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  27. Oh boy, thats a most beautiful mermaid I even seen:):) Pretty carrot rice:)

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  28. OMG! wat a creation...superb.

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  29. Love ur creativity. Its always at its best!

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  30. Very creative carrot rice mermaid, kudos dear:)

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  31. வாழ்த்துகள்..உங்கள் கற்பனை திறனுக்கு வாழ்த்துகள்...மிகவும் அருமையாக decorateசெய்து இருக்கின்றிங்க...சூப்ப்பர்ப்...

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  32. The presentation looks very cute. even my Mom makes a Dry masala powder for this rice, i think she adds some pepper.

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  33. Looks so yum and love the pic....so creative :)

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  34. Very beautifully and creatively presented the dish. Looks delicious, colourful and tempting.

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  35. nice recipe Padhu,beautifully presented.Thanks for dropping on my blog,following you

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  36. Padhu..an interesting recipe..will try it soon...

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  37. Evey time i visit your blog... i get a surprise...this time... a pleasant shock...Padhu your presentations are simply wonderful...particularly this one is very attractive.your mermaid has mesmerized me...keep it up.what's next?

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  38. Very creative, kids will love to eat this.

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  39. வாழ்த்துகக்ள் பது

    நீங்கள் போஸ்ட் செய்ததும் பார்த்து விட்டேன், ஆவலாக கமென் போட வந்தால் எரர் ஆகிவிட்டது/

    என் பிளக் பக்கம் தொடர்ந்து வந்து கமெண்ட் போடுவதற்கும் மிக்க நன்றி.

    ஊருக்கு செல்கீறேன் வந்ததும் அடிக்கடி வருகிரேன்.

    அருமைய்யான கேரட் சாதம் சூப்பர் பிரசண்டேஷன்.

    குழந்தைகளுக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்.

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  40. very nice.presentation is really different.

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  41. LOL! That's an attractive mermaid! The carrot rice is yum!

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  42. Great rice, but even greater presentation! How cute!

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  43. Hats off to your food presentation!!!

    Ankita
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

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  44. Healthy Recipe, your presentation is unique.

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  45. Beautiful mermaid never thought rice cd be presented so beautifully !!will def try to present it like this!!!

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  46. All your recipes are winning appreciations at my home...thanks a ton...this one carrot rice ,planning for tomorrow....I know it will rock.

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  47. I tried this rice...its great..thanks Padhu..am getting married in a few months,i tried it with gypsy potato,,,perfectttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!thanku...

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  48. My cooking has new shape due to paddhus recipees..I am glad bachelor cooking going great with paddhus kitchen...thanks paddhu

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