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Carrot Rice/ Carrot Pulav / How to make Carrot Rice


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


  • 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 –

  • 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.


Corn and Spinach Rice


Usually when it comes to spinach, it would be a great challenge for me to make my kids consume it. So I do combine the spinach with rice with spices too enhance the taste and flavor of the rice. Already have updated on such recipe – Spinach Rice, which I have roasted the spices and grounded the masala to enhance the flavor.

This Corn and Spinach rice is very easy, simple, delicious, and healthy and takes just 5 to 10 minutes to prepare. A best lunch box recipe, also I have been sharing my daily lunch box in instagram – do follow and stay connected with our instastories.  Also this requires very few ingredients that are available in all the kitchens. Let me share the recipe…

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Corn and Spinach Rice

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  • Sweet Corn – ¼ cup
  • Spinach – ½ cup
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Flavored spices (Cinnamon – 1, Cloves – 3 nos, Star Anise – 1 no, Bay leaf – 1 no)
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil or Coconut oil – 2 tsp


  • Clean and separate the spinach from the stalk and roughly chop them to small pieces.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic to small pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker, pour the oil, add the flavored spices and wait until they splutter.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and garlic, cook in medium flame for few mins or until they trun golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chilli, corn and spinach, followed by salt, cumin powder, black pepper powder and cook for few mins or until the spinach shrinks in size.
  • Add the rice and pour water, cook until the rice is steamed, if you are using pressure cooker, pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Transfer the rice to a bowl.

Serve hot with any veg or non-veg gravy along with pappad/appalam.

Note: If you are using frozen corn you can use it directly, else steam the corn, separate the corn kernels from the corn and use them.


Channa / Chole Biryani


Biryani is the all-time favorite dish for both my hubby and son. As it’s Thursday (devotional day for me), I never cook or eat non-veg on this day. Mostly these Thursday will have something related with Channa may be a sundal or a gravy based thing and this time totally a different thing – it’s Biryani.

Channa is known as chickpeas, chole, kondakadalai… Channa is highly rich in protein and goes out well with aromatic spices as Biryani. Let me share the recipe…

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Channa / Chole Biryani served with raita, pappad, mango pickle and apple cinnamon preserve

Channa / Chole Biryani served with raita, pappad, mango pickle and apple cinnamon preserve


  • Channa / Chickpeas – ¾ cup
  • Long grain / Basmathi  rice – 2 cups
  • Onions – 1 ½  no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Green chilles – 1 no
  • Ginger – 1”inch stick (2 pieces)
  • Garlic – 8 cloves
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon – 2 inch stick (2 pieces)
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
  • Mint leaves – 4 stalks
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp.


  • Soak channa overnight or for 12 hrs. Drain the water and pressure cook them with 3 cups of water for 5 whistles. Remove the lid when the pressure subsides, drain the water, keep the channa and reserve the drained water.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Clean and wash the rice in water, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Take coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger, garlic and green chillies in a blender. Blend them to a fine paste by adding little water and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil and ghee/clarified butter in a pressure cooker, add in the star anise, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and cardamom, wait until aroma comes out.
  • Add in the onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Pour in the grounded green paste and cook until the oil the separates or until it turns dark green.
  • Add in the spice powders (turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder) and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the boiled channa and rice along with salt, cook for few seconds.
  • Take the reserved water (leftover water while boiling channa), pour 2 cups and 2 cups of water, and wait until it boils.
  • Pressure-cook for 2 whistles, remove the lid when the pressure subsides.
  • Give a stir, transfer it to a bowl and serve hot.

Serve hot. Goes out well for lunch with any raita. I have served it with onion raita, pappad, mango pickle and apple cinnamon preserve.