Feb 27, 2012

Carrot Rice / Seasoned Carrot Rice – Lunch Box Ideas / Leftover Recipes

This is a simple rice preparation that needs only minutes to make..I means only few minutes..It can be made from start to finish in less than 15 mins and ofcourse you should have your rice cooked readily for this..You can use up left over rice from the previous batch too..

And if your kids are not eating any vegetables then this is the perfect recipe to sneak your carrots in..They will totally love it, because both of my sister loved it..I used ghee as a base for this, but you could use oil if you are in a diet.Ghee will give nice aroma to this..

Hope you like it and let me know what you think..Hope  you like it and let me know what you think..I am sending this recipe to BM Day 5 under the theme Seven Days of Rice…


Rice – 3 cups cooked (any rice)
Carrot – 3 medium size grated
Onion -1 finely chopped
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Green Chilli – 2 chopped
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam – 1tsp
Sesame Seeds / Yellu – 1 tblspn
Peanuts / Ver kadalai – 1 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli – 1
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 inch piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
Salt to taste
Ghee – 2 tblspn


Heat ghee in a kadai. Add mustard, cumin, peanuts, sesame seeds, channa dal, cinnamon, cardamom, dry red chilli. Fry this for a min untill they turn golden.

Now add onions, green chilli and salt and fry for 1 min.

Add grated carrots and toss well..Stir fry this for 5 mins..

Add in cooked rice and toss well..

Serve with any side dish or papad..


Take all your ingrediants
Prep your veggies

Rice is cooked perfectly..I used basmati
heat ghee

add mustard and cumin

add peanuts and sesame seeds

add channa dal

cinnamon and cardamom

dry red chilli

and fry for few minutes

add onion, green chilli and curry leaves

add salt

and fry well

add carrots

and mix well..Cook for 5 mins
add rice and toss well



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  1. these look wow!!..I mean I am a grt fan of green chillies...just loving those and ofcourse the tempering is lovely.

  2. U have a few awards waiting at my space. Do collect them dear...

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  3. Wow Aarthi this is beautiful. I love all the colours.

  4. Looks flavourful and yummy...lovely lunch box idea

  5. Hoy lo hemos comido en casa y está buenísimo. No estoy acostumbrada a tomar mucha zanahoria en mis recetas, pero de esta forma rallada es una delicia. Besos

  6. healthy n cool orange colour rice..i luvd it.....

  7. wow.. delicious!!!

    Love the step by step pics :)

  8. I keep it simple but love your version too.

  9. my daughter would definitely love this for her lunch :)

  10. Simple but delicious rice! Nice clicks!!

  11. wow!! I love this post! my husband love rice, so... it is perfect to give the white rice another one more chace!! thanx!! hugs from spain!! :)

  12. Lovely to look at, healthy to eat!

  13. Thats a yummy n healthy rice preparation...

  14. Healthy one-pot meal !! looks superb !!

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  15. This looks delicious. Simple and healthy too.


  16. Adding sesame seeds should have made it more flavorful..

  17. I could eat the entire bowl!! Looks wonderful!

  18. Great recipe! Simple & Healthy one too!

  19. Love this one pot meal idea. Brilliant and delicious!

  20. Love this one pot meal idea. Brilliant and delicious!

  21. Love this one pot meal idea. Brilliant and delicious!

  22. very quick and yummy carrot rice...looks inviting...perfect lunch box recipe!!
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  23. Thanks for this, I love rice and carrots. The spices are fabulous.

  24. hi aarthi, how are you. great and delicious looking carrot fried rice. mmm must try. have a nice day dear

  25. Yummy n healthy rice, love the look of it...

  26. A yummy and healthy addition to the lunch box recipes.Completely awesome dear.

  27. wow very healthy one during school days my mom makes this often which i hate.. but i am badly missin it..

  28. Hi! New follower here. I love cooking too. I enjoy reading your blog. I'm learning a lot of indian foods! Nice.

    Rizza (beingwell)

  29. now this is real cool twist. i too use left over rice at times but use onions garam masala and grated carrot. so it gives color of orange and white. but u made it even better with sesame seeds and dals. shud try it out this way too..

  30. A healthy delicious and colorful rice.

  31. I am pretty sure that it is very delicious..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  32. Just looks awesome!!! very nice pics.

  33. The rice looks great... so colorful...

  34. Will try this one soon. It looks so good

  35. This is Lil Angels fav rice. Color looks great...

  36. This is Lil Angels fav rice. Color looks great...

  37. This is a great fried rice, one of my absolute favourites. I already made it several times. The carrots and onions give it such a lovely sweet note.


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