Wednesday 21 February 2018

Carrot Rice/Simple Carrot Rice – Easy Lunch Box Recipe/Carrot Sadham

One tedious job is to pack lunch for kids, of which the best challenge is to make them an attractive meal both healthy and colorful. Another big challenge which all the moms face is to make them finish their lunch. Here’s one such recipe which is both colorful, nutritious and the best part is that you can make it in less than 15 minutes. This carrot rice is very simple and can be made with either freshly cooked rice or with left over rice as well. Do try out this healthy Carrot Rice recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice Varieties, NonVegetarian Rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Carrot Rice with step by step photos…


Rice [Cooked]
2 cups
4 medium size grated
1 finely chopped
Green Chillies
3 slit length wise
Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp
Coriander Powder
½ tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder
½ tsp
As needed

For Tempering

 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Channa Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
1 tbsp
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
1 tbsp
Peanuts/Ver Kadalai
2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies
Curry Leaves/Karivepillai
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Author: Priya Anandakumar


Cook the rice with enough salt. Spread the rice in a bowl/plate and keep it aside or you can use leftover cooked rice as well. I have used raw rice, you can cook basmati rice also for this carrot rice.

Grate the carrots, chop onions, green chillies and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan or a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin seeds, channa dal/kadalai paruppu, urad dal/ullutham paruppu and fry until light golden brown colour.

Add dry red chillies, peanuts and fry for few another 20-30 seconds.

Now add curry leaves let it turn crispy.

Add chopped onions, green chillies, little salt and fry about a minute or until they turn translucent.

Add ginger & garlic paste and fry well until all the raw smell vanishes.

Now add the grated carrots, required salt and give a good toss for about a minute.

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and stir really well. Sprinkle little water cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the cooked rice and toss well, until they are mixed thoroughly. Then switch off the stove.

Yes, super delicious, healthy and super nutritious Carrot rice is ready to be enjoyed. You can serve this with onion raita or any other raita of your own choice.


I have used raw rice, you can use basmati rice if needed.

Adjust the amount of spice according to your family needs.

If you are going to make this rice on vrat days, you can skip the onions, ginger & garlic paste as well.

I have not added lemon juice, you can finally add little lemon juice and toss it well for added taste.

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1 comment:

  1. My kids love carrots so this would be a hit with them for sure...


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