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

  • 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.


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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