Friday, April 20, 2012

Carrot Rice

Cooking time : 30 mins
Serves           : 2

I wanted to make my kid eat carrot. So i just of preparing Carrot rice and it turned out well and my son enjoyed it. Carrot is rich in Vitamin A which is important to keep your eyes healthy. So it is necessary to include carrot in our diet.




INGREDIENTS:
Raw Rice/Seeraga Samba Rice/Basmathi Rice - 1 cup
Finely chopped carrot                                    - 1 (Big size)
Onion                                                           - 1
Bay leaf                                                        - 2
Cinnamon Stick                                             - 1 "
Clove                                                            - 2
Star anise                                                       - 1
Green Chillies                                                 - 4
Coriander powder                                           - 2 tsp
Garam masala                                                 - 1 tsp
Curd                                                              - 1 tbsp
Lemon juice                                                    - 1 tsp
Salt                                                                - To Taste
Coriander Leaves                                            - To Garnish
Ghee                                                              - 2 tsp
Oil                                                                  - 2 tsp

STEPS:

  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 mins and drain the water.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat Ghee and Oil. Add Bay Leaf, Cinnamon, Clove, Star anise and once the aroma comes, add Onion, green chillies and fry onion till it becomes golden brown. Add Carrot and cook for 2 mins.
  3. Add Coriander powder, Garam masala, curd and stir well. 
  4. Add Rice with 2 cups of water and add lemon juice, salt, Coriander leaves to it.
  5. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep in sim for 10 mins and remove from the flame.
  6. Allow the cooker to cool and open the lid. Serve with Raitha/Coriander chutney.
Tips:
  • You can also add mint leaves for tempering to get additional flavor.
  • 2 tbsp Moong dal can be added to this rice before pressure cooking to get additional taste.
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