September 26, 2012

Carrot Rice

Sharing my family's favorite, easy, healthy and tasty lunchbox recipe which is prepared using carrots. This has a mild sweet taste because of carrot's natural flavor, so adjust the quantity of chillies according to it. This yummy rice goes well with any spicy fry varieties like potato fry, taro root fry etc and personally, we love it with egg omelette.

Ingredients :

3 Carrots, peeled ( finely grated or chopped )
1 Onion, Finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1 Cup rice
2 Cups Water 
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
1 Tbsp Channa dal
2 Tbsp Peanuts 
A pinch of Hing
Less than 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash and cook rice using 2 cups of water.

Once done, transfer it to a plate and cool it to avoid stickiness while mixing with carrot.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add cumin seeds followed by hing, chana dal and peanuts.

Add the chopped onion along with green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute it for a minute in a medium flame and add turmeric powder.

Now add the grated or finely chopped carrots along with the required amount of salt.

Cook it for couple of minutes and add the cooked rice.

Mix evenly without breaking the rice.

Serve hot. 

Serving Options :

Serve with potato fry, Taro root fry or Egg omelette.

Note : I have used chopper to finely chop the carrots. You can also use grater to fine grate them.


  1. Healthy and super prefect rice for lunch box,love it.

  2. Easy n healthy one pot meal, loved it!!

  3. like it priya.. can try with other veggies too..