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Carrot Rice/ Carrot Pulav / How to make Carrot Rice

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Carrot is one of the vegetable which kids love to eat. When it comes for eating rice, they make lot of fuss. Considering they getting leaned towards carrot thought of preparing carrot rice or Pulav. This would be a perfect food for lunch box, and thus caters the need of kids and helps moms to cook a healthy food for their kids. Let us see how to prepare this carrot rice…

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Carrot Rice / Carrot Pulao

Ingredients:

  • Grated Carrot – 1 cup
  • Steamed Rice – 2 cups
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Green Chilli – 1 no
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Garlic – 6 pods
  • Garam Masala – 1tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts – 10 nos
  • Salt to taste
Making of Carrot Rice / Carrot Pulao –

Preparation
  • Finely chop the garlic into pieces and slit the green chillies to two equal halves.
  • Heat a Kadai and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and wait until they crackle
  • Add cashew nuts, green chilli, finely chopped garlic and cook for a min.
  • Add the grated carrot, garam masala, salt and cook until they golden yellow in color.
  • Add the steamed rice, stir it well and cook for few mins or until the rice becomes dry.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot with onion raita or any veg fry. I have served it with spicy green peas fry – Stay tuned for the recipe.

 

Carrot and Chow-Chow Kurma

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Carrot and Chow-chow kurma is one of the most delicious kurma, prepared by my mom especially for chapathi. As I was brought up in joint family, most of them in the house never like chapathi and so chapathi will be very rarely prepared in home, that too only for us (me, sister and cousins). Whenever my mom prepares chapathi, she prepares this kurma, not only me but my friends also like this a lot and so I use to take more chapathi and kurma to school.

But now in my family (me, hubby and kids), we use to have tiffin for dinner and most of the time it would be chapathi or dosa. Also I use to prepare this kurma once in a month, but somehow I missed to share this. Finally it’s time to share the recipe with everyone…

Ingredients:

  • Carrots – 2 nos
  • Chow-chow / Chayote Squash – 1 ½ nos
  • Onions – 1 no (medium size)
  • Coconut pieces – 3 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Ginger (1”inch stick) – 1 nos
  • Fennel seeds – 1 ½ tsp
  • Poppy seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Star Anise – 1 no
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 no
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves –  a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and cube the carrots to small pieces. Peel, deseed and cube the chow-chow to small pieces. Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Take coconut pieces, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds and poppy seeds in a blender and blend them to a fine paste by adding water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure-cooker, add cardamom, star anise, cinnamon stick and curry leaves. Cook until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the ground masala, cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chopped carrots, chow-chow followed by the spice powders – chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt.
  • Cook until the raw smell goes off. Pour in a cup of water, let it boil.
  • Pressure-cook for 2 whistles, once it starts boiling.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Goes out well with chapathi, poori, parotta and parathas.

 

Carrot Halwa

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Carrot Halwa is my daughter’s all time favorite. I got an invite for guest post from MahasLovelyHome by Mrs. UshaRani, I shared my carrot halwa recipe along with few chit chat about me and her blog. Do check out my guest post in this link: Guest post for MahasLovelyHome. Thanks a lot for this opportunity Mrs. Usha.

Carrot Halwa is one among the most familiar desserts. Carrot Halwa is my daughter’s most favorite, I prepare commonly at home, but wonder just got the time to share.

Do check out my other dessert recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/desserts/.

Carrot Halwa is very easy, simple and consumes less time compared to other Halwas. Carrot Halwa can be served hot, room temperature, chilled or usually served along with a scoop of Ice-cream and vanilla flavor would be the best. Let us move on to the recipe…

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa

Ingredients:

  • Carrots – ½ kg
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Sugar – 6 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 5 tbsp

Making of Carrot Halwa –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely grate the carrots.
  • Pressure-cook the grated carrots along with a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter, 3 cups of milk and ½ cup of water.
  • Pressure-cook for 2 whistles (carrots should not be mashed, but should be in mashing consistency).
  • Remove the lid, when the pressure subsides.
  • Transfer the cooked carrots along with the milk to a non-stick kadhai, keep in medium flame and cook until the carrot getting dry.
  • Add in the sugar, give a stir and cook in medium flame by stirring every now, until it thickens.
  • Heat leftover ghee/clarified butter in a kadhai, add in the cashew nuts and raisins, and wait until they turn golden brown.
  • Pour it to the carrots, continue stirring, until it gets thickens and comes to the halwa consistency.
  • Remove from fire and transfer to a bowl.