Oct 16, 2008

Carrot Rice

This is a simple receipe for making Carrot Rice. The ingredients are as follows: 1 cup Basmati Rice(or regular sonamasuri rice) Soak it in water for 5 minutes, 1 Big Carrot - chop it, grind it and get juice out of it, 2 tbsp oil, 1tsp unsalted butter, salt to taste, Mustard seeds, urid dal, 1 green chilli, 5 cashews, 5 shredded almonds, pinch of asafoetida, turmeric powder, 1 finely chopped onion, Coriander leaves, curry leaves.

It needs a masala Powder which we can make it at home and keep the excess for some other variety rice. The ingredients for masala powder are:
  1. 1 cinnamon stick
  2. 2 cloves
  3. 1 bay leaf
  4. 1 cardamom
  5. 1 tbsp channa dal
  6. 1tbsp urid dal
  7. 3 red chillies
  8. 2 tbsp coriander seeds
Fry these ingredient in a pan with a drop of oil and grind it. Keep it aside. In a pressure cooker pre-heat the oil and butter. Season the mustard seeds, urid dal, cashews, almonds, green chillies and finely chopped onion to golden brown. Now add the Rice (drain it after 5 mts of soaking), carrot juice in 1:2 ratio(1rice:2juice), 2 tsp masala powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. Pressure cook this upto 2 whistles. Before serving garnish it with Coriander leaves. Raita can be used as side dish for this Rice. Try this receipe and lemme know your comments.
This goes to Srivalli's Rice mela event.
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