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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.


Indus Ladies Kids Lunch Contest


I am thankful to the Indus Ladies, for inviting me for the Kids Lunch Box Contest. There are few of my lunch box recipes, which have been a hit among my daughter’s friends. Here I am about to share the recipes which would be loved by kids and also would be comfortable for every mother’s in their morning hurry burry.

Lunch Box 1:

Coconut milk rice with Shahi egg curry and chapathi’s

  • In coconut milk rice, the rice is boiled in coconut milk and flavoured with spices and dryfruits.
  • In Shahi Egg Curry, the egg is boiled, shelled out and is infused in shahi gravy.
Coconut milk rice, Shahi Egg curry and Chapathi

Coconut milk rice, Shahi Egg curry and Chapathi


Lunch Box – 2

Vegetable Briyani with Mushroom Gravy and Onion-Tomato Raita

  • Vegetable Briyani is a blend of rice, vegetables and spices.
  • Mushroom Gravy is a made with Cashew paste, which kids loves a lot.
  • Onion-Tomato Raita is blend of onion, tomato, coriander leaves in yogurt/curd.
Mushroom curry served with vegetable Briyani and raita

Mushroom curry served with vegetable Briyani and raita

Lunch Box – 3

Egg rice and Methi Chicken

  • In Egg rice, the rice is boiled and fried with egg, onion and spices.
  • In Methi chicken, the gravy is made with the blend of sun-dried methi and chicken.
Methi chicken with Egg rice

Methi chicken with Egg rice