How to Make Carrot Rice at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Are you bored with making the same lunch and meals for your kids and family? Do you need a recipe that is easy and gets ready in no time? Well, if these two questions haunt you, then this is the right time and right place for you right now. The recipe that I would be sharing today with all you guys who are bored of eating the same lunch at schools or offices will give an all-new taste and change to your daily meals that you eat.

The recipe is straight from South India and we all know how delicious those recipes are. I am talking about a simple and authentic Indian dish called carrot rice. This recipe is a whole new pack of flavors and tastes like something you would have never tasted in your life. In this recipe, we have carrots cooked with the rice and have a mix of various ground spices that make it taste like heaven.

What are we waiting for then? Let’s jump straight to the recipe and see how this delicious carrot rice is made and do we need to make it exactly like people in India do. Read this article till the end and know what this dish comprises and what makes it delicious.

Ingredients for Carrot Rice

Basmati Rice 1 cup
Carrots Grated 1 pc.
Ghee 2 tsp.
Mustard Seeds ½ tsp.
Cumin Seeds ½ tsp.
Curry Leaves A few
Cashew Nuts 10 pc.
Onion ¼ pc.
Green Chili 2 pc.
Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp.
Salt To taste

Well, these are the ingredients that you will need to make this authentic Indian carrot rice at home. This is what Indian food is known for, its simple ingredients and rich flavors. Grab them from any shop and proceed further.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes 10 Minutes 15 Minutes

After looking at the timings table, this seems so fascinating. I mean just look at the total time, only 15 minutes and it’s ready. I think this is the only Indian recipe that takes such a short time to get ready.

The recipe is quite easy to make and I know it’s not easy to resist yourselves from such a delicious and tempting recipe. The last step of this recipe is here and you can have this dish on your plate after following the steps given below and proceed further. So, let’s start the recipe and see how it’s made.

Carrot Rice Recipe

carrot rice recipe
  1. Take a pan and add some ghee to it. Or you can also use oil if you want.
  2. Keep it on medium-high flame and add mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves and saute them slightly. Add cashew nuts and let them fry too until they turn golden brown.
  3. And once the nuts are golden brown, add the chopped onions and green chili. Cook them until translucent.
  4. Now, add the carrot and saute it for one more minute. Cook them until their color changes.
  5. After the carrots are cooked enough, add the turmeric powder and add salt to taste/ stir it.
  6. After the turmeric has cooked a little bit, add the cooked rice and mix it without breaking the rice grains. After adding the rice and wait until the rice gets coated with the turmeric, cook it a little more after adding the rice and turns a little yellowish.

Garnish with some fresh cilantro leaves and serve it hot. It tastes delicious when served with raita. Serve it to your family and change the tradition of boring food that they usually have.

Nutritional Breakdown of Carrot Rice

The nutritional details are important and you can’t ignore them. We have already done the nutritional breakdown for you guys that will help you to know what this recipe contains.

Calories 178.7
Protein 4 gm.
Sugars 1.7 gm.
Fat 4.8 gm.
Cholesterol 0 mg.
Carbohydrates 30.1 gm.

How to Make Carrot Rice at Home | Video

A video of this recipe is linked below, that will help you to know more about this recipe. Watch it and know the exact way of making it like they do in restaurants and hotels.

Video By: HomeCookingShow

Well, that’s it for today and I hope you all will love this one. Make sure to comment down and tell us how this dish and what it tastes like. We would be glad to know your valuable thoughts and reviews about the recipe that motivates us to present more such delicious and healthy recipes for you guys. Till then, have a great day and stay tuned for more such tempting dishes.

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