Sunday, December 23, 2007

Carrot Rice ... doesn't get easier than this

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Saturdays are usually welcomed with trying out something new in the kitchen. However, this weekend has been different, infact, so was the last, and believe me so will the rest few be unless something spectacular happens to my 'Change-the-new-borns-nappy' mood. By the way, I'm desperately trying to do something with the dozens of nagpur oranges that people have gifted me over the last few days. Hyderabad is funny. Everytime, someone drops in to see the baby, there is a bag full of fruit that drops in my lap.
I got in some nice looking red carrot from the shop, hoping I'll ask my mom to make some yum! Gajjar Halwa, but everyone is so tired, the halwa is the last thing my mom would want to cook. So the poor gajjar were lying depressed in the fridge till I decided to take them out and make some express carrot rice, which is easier to make, healthier to eat and tastes great too. Infact a rice dish doesn't get easier than this, unless someone says khichadi :) ( never been a fan of the hospital like food).

For the Rice
Basmati Rice - 1 Cup
Water - 2 Cups
Salt - To Taste

Carrots, grated - 3 No.s
Onion, sliced - 1 No.
Garlic, minced - 2 Tsp
Bay Leaf - 2 No.s
Cinnamon Stick - 1 No.
Cloves - 2-3
Black Cardamom - 2 No.s
Red Chilli Powder - 1 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Oil - 3 Tblsp

1. Cook the Basmati Rice. Let it cool.
2. Heat Oil in a wok. Add in the bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon & black cardamom.
3. Add in the sliced onions and minced garlic. Fry till Onions turn translucent.
4. Add grated carrots. Cook for some time. Add in the turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
5. Mix in the rice. Cook for 5 minutes.
6. Serve hot with yoghurt.


Anonymous said...

Boy, this looks good. It is Xmas Eve here, and time for me to wish all of my blog friends a wonderful time with family and friends tomorrow. May it be a peaceful and blessed day where we can give a lot of joy to those around us. Have a great day.

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