>> 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.
Carrot Rice | Spicy Carrot Rice
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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