Thursday 9 May 2013

Spinach & Carrot Rice

Hi everybody, here’s another simple, easy and healthy one pot meal. It is just a fabulous lunch box recipe that can be made easily in the morning rush. Here’s the quick tip, just grate the carrots the previous night, keep it in the refrigerator and go to bed. Any way guys enjoy this healthy one pot meal.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photo’s…


Basmati Rice
2 cups
2  to 2 ½ cups finely chopped
Grated Carrot
1 cup
2 thinly sliced
Green chillies
2 slit length wise
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Bay leaves
Ginger & Garlic paste
2 tsp
Red chilli powder
1 tsp
Coriander powder
2 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
As needed
2 tbsp


Wash and cut the spinach finely, grate the carrots and keep it aside. Cut the onions length wise and slit the green chillies.

Wash the basmati rice and soak for about 20 min, drain the water and keep it aside.
In a heavy bottomed pot or pressure cooker heat the oil, add cumin seeds and let is splutter, now add the cardamom and bay leaves sauté for 20 sec. Add the onions, green chillies and sauté until golden brown.

Add the ginger & garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes off. Add the grated carrots and sauté about 3 min, now add the spinach and sauté until it shrinks.

Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and sauté for about 3 min. Now add the basmati rice, give a gentle stir and do not break the rice.

Add about 3 cups of water and let it come to boil, adjust the salt at this point itself.
Close the pressure cooker lid and cook for two whistles. If you are using a pot, close it with tight lid and cook for about 12 – 14 min in medium flame.

Make sure the pot you are using is heavy bottomed or at least non stick, so that the rice won’t stick to the bottom.

Yummy, healthy and delicious spinach & carrot rice is ready to be enjoyed, serve it with raitha or even with plain yogurt.

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  1. Delicious and flavourful rice!

  2. oh that should be so flavorful and so healthy too!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  3. I love the combination of spinach nad carrot.It looks delicious.

  4. Yum, another new variety of rice and well, why should I say no. Healthy and full of nutrients.

  5. Healthy and delicious rice.. Perfect one pot meal to pack for lunch..

  6. Healthy combo and definitely flavour packed!!

  7. both vegetables are full of goodness, and two in one dish its awesome

  8. Very healthy and delicious rice. Even kids will love this. Grating carrots on previous night is really a good tip.

  9. a unique combo priya.. looks great..

  10. healthy combo.. i love the way flavours of carrot and spinach are mixed..

  11. priya this looks like biriyani...i loved it...

  12. yummy and healthy recipe I love both of it and when combined its best very nice priya.

  13. Nice combo priya with carrots and spinach

  14. Healthy food. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Delicious one pot healthy meal.

  16. I am a big fan of one pot this healthy tempting

  17. Looks yummy and healthy too... Thanks for linkinf Priya...

  18. Delicious and healthy pot meal ,thanks priya...:)


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