Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Carrot Masala Rice

Carrot Masala Rice, a simple rice dish prepared with sauteed grated carrots,onion and tomatoes with a specially prepared spice powder mixed with cooked rice..its such a delicious dish, can be very well served hot for lunch, can carry them for picnic and y not as lunch box menu...kids will surely love this masala rice and its tastes delicious simply with potato chips, papads and also with any non vegetarian side dishes...i prepared a special spice powder to make out this masala rice and i named it as carrot rice masala powder, this spice powder just need few ingredients and they are simply roasted with few drops of oil and grounded as fine powder..personally i love the addition of this spice powder to this carrot rice, which gives a fantastic flavour to this rice...This delicious spicy carrot rice was one of my favourite also of my family, we just love anything been prepared simply with any vegetables, carrots dishes have a special place in our weekly menu of course our favourite is always carrot salad..this masala rice goes to Sanghi's FIL-Carrots...

2cups Grated carrots
2cups Cooked Rice
1cup Onions (chopped)
1/4cup Tomatoes (chopped)
2+1/2tbsp Carrot Rice Masala powder
1tsp Mustard seeds
5nos Curry leaves
1tbsp Coriander leaves
15nos Peanuts
3tsp Oil

 Masala Powder:
2tsp Uraddal
2tsp Channa dal
2tsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Peppercorns
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1/2inch Cinnamom stick
2nos Cloves
3nos Dry red chillies
Few drops of oil

Heat the oil in a pan and add all the spices, fry them in medium heat and stir it frequently, until the dals turns golden brown, cool completely..Ground the roasted spices as fine powder, store this powder in an air tight jar and use this spice powder whenever u need for..

Carrot Masala Rice:
Heat a large sauce pan, add enough oil and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and raw peanuts, stir until the peanuts turns golden brown, add immediately the chopped onion pieces and stir until its turns transculent, now add the tomato pieces and cook until they turn mushy..finally add the grated carrots and saute until everything are well mixed, springle the carrot rice masala powder, salt and cook it until they carrot pieces get slightly cooked..

Add the cooked rice and toss gently and add the chopped coriander rice..put off the stove..serve hot with any raitha, papads or chips!


  1. Hi Priya,
    yet another new inventive and innovative recipe :) looks wonderful and perfectly spiced, thanks for sharing the double recipe.

  2. Wow it looks very tasty dear...made me hungry now :)

  3. wow.. kalakunga Priya.. looks perfect & YUmmy..

  4. Carrot Masala Rice looks delicious!Innovative and tasty rice.....I like adding those masalas.

  5. ohh one more carrot rice from you looks so delicious priya

  6. Very nice ! Very nicely presented too...

  7. Think my girlfriend will love this recipe. Thanks

  8. Delicious and spicy Rice Priya..Love that masala..

  9. Delicious rice... that too with fresh ground powder.... too good :)

  10. Wow another unique dish! Wow you are so creative! The rice looks delicious..and as you said this is a perfect lunch box item :)

  11. Looks so colourful and delicious priya!

  12. carrot Masala rice looks delicious.
    I have to try it with a bunch of carrots sitting in the fridge for a month. Good recipe.
    Moreover I am hosting an event called 'The potluck - chicken' . It is my first time to host one. Expecting your suggestions , support and yummy dishes . Hearty welcome dear.

  13. That sounds delicious and so good for you too.

  14. wow i guess i can try this today.....wanted to make carrot halwa but feeling lazy, so i can make this!!

  15. nice recipe...carrot with spices looks yummy

  16. looks soo very flavourful!! great entry for the event!

  17. The rice looks really delicious...all those spices and the sweetness of the carrots must create a wonderful contrast of flavors.

  18. Priya, thanks for a wonderful recipe....this was our lunch today.......wait i'm sending u the pic!!

  19. Like the color u make me hungry :)

  20. Good one Priya...I love the spices you have used here..this is ideal for lunch boxes :)

  21. new recipe for me.You are a golden collection of recipes Priya.

  22. Yummy entry priya.. thanks..!

  23. looks so delicious dear Priya..
    hugs and smiles

  24. Innovative and yummy recipes Priya.


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