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Lunch Box Recipe - Carrot Rice


Posted on : 23/Jan/2019 11:01:32

Carrot rice is a good-to-health lunch box recipe that your kids will love and you too for its easy cooking steps. It hardly takes 15 minutes took cook the rice if you have the required ingredients at home. Here you go:

The ingredients

  • Grated carrot – 1 cup
  • Basmati Rice (cooked) – 200 gm
  • Onions – 2 (finely chopped0
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
  • Sambar powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Coriander leaves – a hand full
  • Oil – for tempering
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Red chillies – 2 No.
  • Curry leaves – a string

Cooking method

  • As the first step, soak the basmati rice for 10 minutes and cook it such that the rice grains do not stick to each other. You should be able to sprinkle the rice loosely.
  • Take a deep bottomed pan and heat required amount of oil in it.
  • Once the oil gets heat, sputter some mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and red chillies.
  • At this stage, it is optional to add cashew nuts.
  • Once the tempering is done, add two finely chopped onions and saute it in oil. Add a pinch of salt to catalyze the process.
  • Once the onions are partially fried, add grated carrots and fry for a few minutes. You can find the carrots getting nicely cooked and shrinking in size as compared to what was originally added.
  • As the carrots get half cooked, it is time to add the masalas including Sambar powder and garam masala powder. To this, add a string of curry leaves.
  • Now, add the cooked basmati rice. And give it a gentle mix. And your carrot rice is now ready.
  • This can be served with potato chips or crispy Appalam or Pappad.