Monday, November 9, 2009

And Thus the Recipe was Born...


Here's one of those recipes that I came up with. A lonely bag of baby carrots in my fridge was the only fresh veggies at hand, so had to build a substantial menu with it :) I also had half a bag of frozen peas and voila! Carrot 'n' Peas Rice was made for lunch! A quick whip of onion and tomato raita, and we were in business.


  • 1 cup basmati rice (washed and drained)
  • 1.5 cups grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tspn saunf (fennel) and jeera (whole cumin)
  • 1 tbspn ghee or oil
  • masala powders, 1/2 tspn each - turmeric, red chilli powder, anardana powder (pomegranate powder) and a pinch of garam masala.
  • 2 cups water
  • salt to taste
Method

  • Heat ghee in a pot and tip in saunf and jeera. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Put in sliced onion and saute till done.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and stir for a few minutes.
  • Now throw in the grated carrot, peas and rice and stir gently until the rice is well coated with everything and turns kind of an opaque white.
  • Pour in 2 cups of water and stir well.
  • Add all the masala powders and salt.
  • Give it a good final stir and cook on medium heat until most of the water is absorbed.
  • Then reduce to a simmer and cook covered until all the water is absorbed.
  • Serve hot with raita.
A handy tip - use a medium grate rather than a fine one. Chunky shreds of carrot, in our experience, suit this recipe better.

4 comments:

kitchen queen said...

Yum and delicious and simple rice.

Chitra Hemanth said...

Divi, you forgot to add ginger-garlic paste in the list of ingredients. Also, optionally, you can soak Masoor dal overnight and add it along with the rice & veggies - will add a 'protein' touch to it :)

nikitaarts said...

dis looks delicious... :)

Ramya Manja said...

Hey Divya,Good that I hopped in here,Amazing Blog...Great entries of recipes....Peas Rice lucks delicious and Simple to relish...Keep up the good work...

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