My today's recipe is a simple Carrot Rice.It is a quick and easy dish which will be ready in few minutes . Perfect to pack for Lunch. Usually in the mornings I will be multi tasking from cooking lunch, preparing breakfast, getting Thaara ready to school, running behind Tejas etc., (this explains the burnt peanuts in the rice ;) ) There are certain days where I will be hardly left with time to cook anything elaborate, such days I cook something simple like this Carrot Rice.
What are the ingredients needed?
Cooked Rice, 3 cups
Grated Carrots, 1.5 cups
Oil, 2 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Chana Dhal/Kadala Paruppu, 1 Tablespoon
Raw peanuts, 1/4 cup
Onion(Chopped), 1 no.
Green Chillies, 2 nos.
Ginger Garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
Salt to taste
Lemon juice, 2 Tablespoon
Cilantro, to garnish.
How it is made?
- Heat oil in a skillet. Then add mustard seeds and when they crack, add kadala paruppu and raw peanuts and roast for a minute or two.
- Then add the green chillies and onions and saute till onions turn translucent.
- Then add ginger garlic paste, mix well and add the grated carrots, required salt (just right enough for Carrots) , mix well, cover the skillet and let it cook, till the carrots are done.
- Then mix the cooked rice to this carrot mixture. Add the remaining salt as per your taste (for rice) and lemon juice and mix well. Finally garnish with Cilantro.
Serve the rice warm. It serves 2 .