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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cilantro - Carrot Rice

For day 3 of blogging marathon#11, here is a delicious idea for lunchbox. Aromatic cilantro, healthy carrot and flavorful spices combine in this yummy rice. No need to alter the ingredients if serving older kids and for younger ones, just reduce the spice levels. This is going to Veena's "Kid's Delight - Color Palette", an event originally started by Srivalli.

1.5 cups rice (Preferably Sona masuri)
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp grated ginger
3 one inch pieces of cinnamon
6 cloves
2 green chillies (I used Serrano Peppers. Adjust the quantity if using other variety.)
1/4 cup grated, fresh / frozen coconut (Thaw if using frozen.)
2 cups packed cilantro leaves
2 carrots (about 1.5 cup peeled and grated carrot)
Salt to taste
For Tadka: 1 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp chana dal / Bengal gram, 1 tsp mustard seeds, few cashews / peanuts

* Cook rice adding 3 cups of water. Let cool and fluff.
* Heat 2 Tbsp of oil and add ginger to the same oil and fry until golden brown. Then add cloves, cinnamon and chillies to it and fry them for a few seconds. Then add cilantro leaves and fry until they are wilted. Turn off the stove and let cool. Add coconut to it and grind into a paste without adding any water.
* Heat a Tbsp of oil in a pan and add chana dal, peanuts/cashews and mustard seeds. Fry until peanuts and chanadal turn golden brown and then add grated carrot. Cook until it is done.
* Next add the cilantro - coconut paste and fry for a couple of minutes. Then add the cooked rice and salt. Stir well to combine.

Check here to find out what my fellow marathoners are cooking during this marathon.



Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Mouth-watering suma!!! Very inviting!!!!

Kalyani said...

yummy rice ! Thanks for the idea Suma - will try this soon for kiddo's lunchbox soon !

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Santosh Bangar said...

healthy tempting rice

Aarthi said...

awesome rice

Kavi said...

great idea. beautiful snaps. Love your wooden spoon. :)
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Priya Suresh said...

Wow wat a beautiful looking rice, both green and orange colour give a marvellous look to this rice.

Srivalli said...

If your kids loved this, then do send it for Kid's delight..love how colourful the rice is looking..

chef and her kitchen said...

very delicious n colorful rice...looks yummmmy

Hari Chandana P said...

Healthy and delicious combination.. Looks too good !!
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The Pumpkin Farm said...

very colorful Suma, looks pretty , amd sure the dish is also very tasty

Harini said...

love this combo ! anything cilantro is surely aromatic!!

Lifewithspices said...

wow very yummy n perfect lunch box rice..

kitchen queen said...

delicious and inviting rice.

Chef Mireille said...

looks pretty and colorful...and delicious!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking rice
happy holidays to you and family

Cool Lassi(e) said...

WHat an eye-catching platter of rice! I didn't know a rice dish can look so sinful! Love the colors!

Unknown said...

Flavourful and yummy combination rice

Vardhini said...

Love the color and the addition carrots .. yummy rice.

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anjana said...

Delicious and tempting rice ..nice recipe..

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

such a simple yet colourful recipe..im gonna try it next time im in the mood for pulav

Gayathri Kumar said...

Rice looks so colourful and delicious...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Healthy and yummy rice and the click are wonderful.

Pavani said...

What a colorful and delicious rice dish. Bookmarked!!