Every individual has his/her own preferences when it comes to food. Carrots are one of mine and I have used and misused carrots in all possible ways in my kitchen. Be it in baking, curries, raitas, desserts, or just plain carrots. I make sure my refrigerator is loaded with these little wonders, round the year.
Few years back my co-sister let me know of this carrot recipe, since then I am hooked on to this irresistible classy carrot rice.
Over the years I have developed countless ways to make this dish, each one tasting better than the other. My personal favorite is the one I am going to write about, reason being it is the quickest and simplest to make when I am at loggerheads with time.
For the recipe : one serving,
* One cup cooked rice
* 1/2 cup grated carrots
* 1/2 tsp coriander powder
* 1/2 tsp garam masala
* 1/2 tsp mustard
* white urad dal (de-skinned black gram)
* a pinch of salt
* 2 tsp oil
* a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
* 1 tbsp fresh coriander
Method : Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard & urad dal and let it splutter. Add carrots and all the dry powder, stir it for a minute and take off the flame. Mix-in the rice, decorate with fresh coriander.
Note : Do not let the carrot cook for long to retain the crunch in it.
Carrot rice has become a regular in my kids' lunch boxes. When packed along with a few homemade chips the dish is polished off quickly leaving no traces behind!! Try this classy carrot rice, you will be in for a surprise.
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