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.
Step by Step Pictures Carrot Rice
Carrot Rice | Spicy Carrot Rice
1 cup Cooked Rice
3/4 cup Carrot grated
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Chana Dal / Bengal Gram
1 long Green Chillis
2 long Dry Red Chillis
5 whole Cashew Nuts
Curry leaves few
1 tsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp Amma’s podi
1/2 tsp Ghee
How to make the Carrot Rice
Have the cooked rice ready.
Wash and grate the carrots. Keep it aside.
Heat a nonstick 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 slightly.
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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