Sunday, March 27, 2011

Healthy Carrot Rice & an Award

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Healthy Carrot Rice:






Carrot rice is a yummy and healthy Indian variety rice dish. In this recipe fragrant basmati rice is sauted with groundnut, grated carrot &  cooked in spices like cinnamon, cloves etc. 

This nutritious  and mouthwatering dish can be prepared very quickly and easily. Also, this can be prepared with left over plain cooked rice in minutes. It serves great with any gravy side dish or crispy potato chips.


Here is the healthy and easy recipe...:)






Ingredients:












  • Basmati rice                              - 2 cups
  • Carrots                                     - 4 or 5
  • Peanut                                      - 2 tbsp
  • Oil                                            - ½ tbsp
  • Ghee                                        - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin                                       - ½ tbsp
  • Coriander                                  - ½ tbsp
  • Red chilly                                  - 2
  • Cloves                                      - 2
  • Cinnamon                                 - 1
  • Chana dal                                 - 1 tsp
  • Onion                                       - 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves





Method:











  1. Wash and cook the rice.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Wash and grate the carrot ready.
  4. Grind peanuts to coarse pwd.
  5. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  6. Add cumin, coriander and red chillies and sauté for a minute.
  7. Allow to cool and grind to coarse pwd.
  8. Add a tsp of ghee in a fry pan.
  9. Add cloves, cinnamon, chana dal and sauté.
  10. Add chopped onion and fry to golden.
  11. Now add grated carrot and sauté in low flame till carrot is cooked.
  12. Add rice and mix gently.
  13. Take care not to break the rice grains.
  14. Add salt and ground masala pwd.
  15. Combine well.
  16. Add peanut pwd and stir and remove from flame.
  17. Serve hot with freshly chopped coriander leaves and golden roasted cashews.










  1. Yummy and healthy carrot rice ready to taste...!!!












And   Samira   of  My Sonpari  has passed  me this  lovely  Sisterhood Award.  Thanks so very much Samira !!  She has a fabulous blog with new interesting recipes. Here’s wishing my blogger friend Samira  all the very best!

Love to share this award with all of my blogger friends …but as per rule only to mention 15 of them..




1.     Hamaree Rasoi  
2.     Satrupa 
3.     Prathima Rao
4.     Premalatha Aravindhan  
6.    Vimitha Anand
7.     Sayantani 
8.     Sonali Pradhan 
9.     Reshmi Mahesh
10.    ♥LOVE2COOK♥ 
11.    RAKS KITCHEN 
12.    Kairali sisters
13.    divya 
14.    S.Menaga 
15.    Cool Lassi(e)  




Cheers…!!
 Jay

86 comments:

  1. delicious carrot rice.. congrats on award.. wish u many more!!

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  2. wow!! yummy yummy!!nice pic jay!

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  3. congratulations on the award..
    Carrot rice looks very appealing, I am gonna try it with my leftover brown rice tomorrow..

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  4. Looks delicious... Colourful too..

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  5. Congrats on ur award, wat an inviting carrot rice, makes me drool..

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  6. Thanx for your inspirirng feedback..!
    keep smiling..:)

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  7. That is such a tempting colourful rice.A splendid twist to rice,esp for children.
    Congrats for the award !!

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  8. hearty congrats on ur well deserved awards and just keep rocking. the colour and presentation of the carrot rice is simply delicious and droolworthy.

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  9. congrats on your awards Jay! and Carrot rice looks really yummy. One of my favorites. I prepare it exactly the same way.

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  10. Congrats on the award Jay. Carrot rice looks yumm..

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  11. Healthy and delicious looking carrot rice! Congratulations on the award!

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  12. An absolutely delicious rice!!! Love the rich color too!!! And congrats on ur awards & thx a ton for passing them to me too...Really sweet of u to remember me alwayz :)
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

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  13. delicious rice and ur pic looks awesome.... and Congrats on the award... u deserve it!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Congrats dear and thanks for sharing the awards with me.
    Really a healthy rice jay...Lovely presentation,amazing color!

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  15. Slurp...This looks so tempting....

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  16. I love rice! This looks great! Congrats on your award!

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  17. healthy and yummy recipe

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  18. Congrats for your award..carrot rice presentation looks wonderful

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  19. Congrats dear on ur award..wish u many more !! Keep rocking and thanks a ton for sharing with me !!

    Carrot rice looks perfect and wonderful presentation!!

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  20. Nice and healthy rice. Congrats on your award and thanks a ton for passing it to me. Will post it soon

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. Healthy and colourful carrot rice...

    Congrats!! for the award:))

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  22. lovely carrot rice... picture speaks the taste...

    Dish Name Starts with G
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  23. I did not realize how rice could be so healthy and delicious made with just simple grated carrots, but the spices is what makes it so "zippy" and yummy.
    Cute little cut-out decorations, as well:D

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  24. Simple ingredients can make some of the great recipes...wow Jay, looks very nice.

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  25. Comfort food for sure Jay, lovely colors..

    CONGRATS and Thanks a lot for the award dear...

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  26. Looks colorful and yummy....Congrats on your award!!

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  27. Congrats for your award!! Carrot rice looks yumm and colorful..

    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  28. Congratulations!

    My wishes to everyone who recd. the award.

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  29. Absolutely delicious recipe....congrats on the award...Thanks for sharing with me...Will collect it soon...

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  30. My mom makes this for our lunch box when we were in school.Ur version sounds very nice and yummy

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  31. கேரட் சாதம் கலர்புல்லா அருமையாக இருக்கு..

    விருதினை பகிர்ந்தமைக்கு மிக்க நன்றி ஜெய்..விருது பெற்ற உங்களுக்கும் மற்றவர்களுக்கும் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

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  32. Yummy & Healthy carrot rice, Jay.
    Congrats on your award!

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  33. Loved the color..bright n fresh!
    Congrats on your awards- very well deserved :)

    US Masala

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  34. Congrats dear,beautiful and delicious carrot rice..love it

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  35. awesome and healthy :) congrays :)

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  36. Congrats on your award!The carrot rice look so delicious.Beautiful clicks too.

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  37. Hi, Jay! Thanks for the compliments! I appreciate you following my blog. This rice looks amazing - looking forward to trying it soon! And, congratulations on your award!

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  38. Sure, a healthy dish Jay

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  39. Beautifully decorated carrot rice .Very healthy dear.

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  40. Hi dear...Thanks so much for the lovely award !Carrot rice looks really yummy !your clicks r too good !
    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  41. Thanks for sharing the award dear... Congrats to u... u deserve more...
    Yummy and flavorful rice...

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  42. That is just gorgeous! Congratulations on your award and to your recipients as well :)

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  43. Congrats on award..carrot rice looks colorful and delicious..

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  44. Colorful and yummy rice.

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  45. Hi Jay Congrats for the award ... carrot rice is very inviting and yummy...
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  46. congrats on your award, carrot rice looks dleicious.

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  47. Lovely clicks and presentation, Jay..Yummy carrot rice!

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  48. wow tht looks bful! the arrots cut out r so well shaped.
    congrats on the award dear :)

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  49. what a colorful dish! luv the pretty carrot flowers too. congratulations on ur award!

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  50. What an inviting lovely colored rice, Jay - Looks so delicious!

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  51. Congratulations on your well deserved award! The rice dish looks so colourful and delicious.

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  52. yummy and tasty recipe...colors look just gr8. Love the carrot flowers on the side :)

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  53. anything with carrot is just perfect.. and the rice is so delicious..
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  54. Carrot rice looks like a feast to eyes,and thanks so much for sharing the award with me :)

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  55. Yummy and healthy toooo

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  56. Pls be kind enough to accept one more award from my space.... just to show my appreciation of the wonderful work u r doing!!!! Sojo

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  57. Dear Sojo,
    Thanks for your encouraging words and love ...:)

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  58. Congrats...and the recipe looks so delicious..

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  59. I love carrot rice, I just add little bit of peas :)

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  60. Looks absolutely wonderful! Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower. I do have a food blog too at http://seasidesimplicity.blogspot.com/
    Have a delicious week :-)

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  61. I love this carrot rice, look amazing and delicious! gloria

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  62. Beautiful rice! I love your carrot flower garnishes :)

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  63. Congrats on your award. What a colorful and healthy plate of rice.

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  64. That carrot dish is so beautiful. The recipe sounds delicious. There are so many wonderful flavors working together there. Lovely!

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  65. Jay, I am so glad you stumbled on m blog and like it!

    Following you too! This rice looks so tasty!

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  66. Congratulations. Colorful and yummy rice

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  67. What an interesting recipe. It has wonderful color and I'm sure it is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  68. You dressed up rice really good! I love that rich color of carrot, and it is interesting recipe which I really love! Wonderful photos too!

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  69. healthy&delicious carrot rice..

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  70. simply superb jay......

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  71. Lovely clicks and nice recipe Jay.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  72. Thanks everyone..!
    really appreciate your time..:)

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  73. This rice dish looks devine! It is so colorful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a wonderful blog and I will be following! Congrats on the award, you deserve it!

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  74. Delicious and healthy... very tempting pics. Congratulations on your award. You have a lovely blog here. Thanks for visiting my blog & your lovely comments :)

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  75. Woow., very colorful and healthy recipe

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  76. Thanks a lot for dropping in my space. You have a lovely blog. Carrot rice looks yummy. Will try it out soon.

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  77. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I love to have this dish when we are in India, but I have never had a recipe for it so I could make it when I got back home. Now with your recipe I can make it myself!

    Have a great day!
    Linda

    Giveaway
    Linda

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  78. Nutritious, delicious, economical - how could one go wrong? YUM!
    :)
    Valerie

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  79. Yum. That looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for stopping by. Now I am excited to be following you.

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  80. great healthy version

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  81. Your carrots look lovely. very artsy!

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