Thursday, July 25, 2013

Carrot Rice

This being my 300th post, am really happy and excited  to share some pictures from my garden and a recipe with my garden carrots! Thanks for all your support dear friends and readers! :)

I have written about my patio garden in my other(Tamil) blog often, but never wrote anything about it here. I love to grow colorful plants than growing veggies. :) So you will find more flowers than edible things in my small garden!
This spiring we got some dahlia bulbs. The beautiful, bright colored flowers lightened-up our mornings till the summer. Other than that, I have a few rose plants, some geranium plants and a few other small flowering plants.

Mint likes the Orange county weather, and I am getting a nice harvest year around to share it with friends! :)
Got a brinjal plant from the local farmer's market, the plant was doing good in the initial stage, but was affected by insects in between!! Hopefully, I have recovered the plant from the bugs and this is the first brinjal from the garden... :) 
I am happy that I succeeded in growing carrots in a pot..yup!! :))) Planted some carrot seeds in May [1st of May] and they were up for harvest last week.
The carrot seeds I got were not sweet enough to  enjoy the carrots as such, hence I wanted to some exclusive carrot recipe with these fresh carrots. Saw this recipe and it attracted me with fresh ground spice powder. Lets see how to make the delicious carrot rice.

Grated carrots-1/2cup
Cooked rice -1 cup
Chopped onion-3tablespoons
Green chilly-1
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
Urad dal-1teaspoon
Hing/Asafoetida- a generous pinch
Few curry leaves

For the spice powder
Roasted peanuts-2teaspoon
Coriander seeds-1/2teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/2teaspoon
Fennel seeds-1/2teaspoon
Cinnamon stick-a small piece
Red chillies-2

Roast all the items given under "for the spice powder" in little oil. Let them cool and grind it into powder.
Grate the carrots and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them pop-up. Then add the urad dal and fry till it turn golden in color. Add the hing, wait for a second, then add in the chopped onions, green chilly. 
Saute till the onions become transparent, then add in the carrot.
Continue cooking for 4-5 minutes on medium heat or until the carrots become soft.  
Now add the spice powder and sauté for a minute. 
Add in the cooked rice, mix everything well.
Add the curry leaves and reduce the heat to low and let the rice blend in with the carrot masala for a few minutes. Delicious carrot rice is ready to serve.

You can have this rice with some chips, curd, raita or with some veggie curries. I had it with brinjal masala. 


  1. வணக்கம் !
    தங்களின் தளத்தை வலைச்சரத்தில் அறிமுகம் செய்துள்ளேன் முடிந்தால் தங்களின் வருகையினை உறுதிப் படுத்துங்கள் .தங்களை அறிமுகம் செய்ய எனக்குக் கிடைத்த இந்த வாய்ப்பதனை நான் மிகவும் பெருமையாகக் கருதுகின்றேன் .மிக்க நன்றி படைப்பிற்கு !

  2. புதினா, கத்தரிக்காய் வரிசையில் அடுத்தது காரட் டா !!! சூப்பர்... உங்க தோட்டத்து காரட் ப்ரெஷ் சா .இருக்கு...

  3. 300 ஆவது போஸ்ட் க்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்....

  4. WOw...wonderful plants mahi. In my native, I have a big garden next to my house, with all my favorite flower, vegetable and fruit plants... But here in chennai, being an apartment vasi, I am able to grown only mint and few coriander plants.. I am on jealous now after seeing your cute garden. I know how happy it would be if someone prepares food using the ingredients grown in their garden...the feeling never comes from anything... good post for 300th milestone..keep going.

  5. Trixie want those carrots. :) Just from a single pot! Great Mahi.

    That brinjal looks like a peacock without head. ;))

  6. Mahi, delicious and mouthwatering meal. Looks delicious.

  7. Congrats on your 300th post, girl :)..wishing you many many more hundreds to come!
    You have a much inspiring vegetable garden with a cute reap :) nice recipe of variety rice!!

  8. Oh ya the latest bread post, I forgot to draft and published manually after the never ending day's work. Next time you'll be in my mind in a sweet way, mahi :)

  9. Ohhhh mouth watering!!!!!!thanx for the recipe


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