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…
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.
Spices getting sauted
with green chillies and cashewnuts
with grated carrot
with garam masala and salt
Mixing rice and carrot
Carrot Rice / Carrot Pulao
Serve hot with onion raita or any veg fry. I have served it with spicy green peas fry – Stay tuned for the recipe.
As I have been compiling Diabetic Friendly recipes for my Diabetic Hubby (type -2) from my grand ma, mother and friends, sometimes I too create. But being diabetic is not about omitting sugar, but the it purely depends on the quantity/portion of the food we consume. Being a food blogger, I could never imagine of creating a recipe based with nutrition, calories so and so, but now I would say my dream came true. Yeah, I have been collaborated with Apollo sugar for compiling DIABETIC friendly recipes curated by their Dietician Ms. Madhavi.
As a start, I love to try and share a Non-Veg recipe which I have been suggested by few of my readers –Butter Chicken Gravy. Butter Chicken is a north Indian dish, but loved by everyone right from the kid to the elder. They can be served as lunch, dinner with nan, roti, paratha and fried rice. Because of their richness, they can be served for festivals, guests and simply for our family. Marination takes a main part in this dish, and so margination consumes 3 to 4 hrs and rest of the process is just completed in minutes. Let me share the recipe…
Butter Chicken / Butter Chicken Recipe / How to prepare Butter Chicken – Diabetic Friendly Version
Usually I don’t like to waste food, even when there is excess of food, I like to create them as a new dish which would be loved by the whole family. Not only my kids even it happens with me – I don’t prefer to the leftover food may be from lunch for dinner but instead I create something new with those. Being a food revolution Ambassador, now I have more interest towards creating a new recipe from the leftovers. As everyday there are lakhs of people suffering for food, so say no to wastage of food. #Christmasleftoverrecipes
As a result here comes my Chicken Vermicelli Biryani from the leftover Whole Roasted Chicken and its stock. This goes out well for lunch or dinner along with a simple onion raita. Also it takes just few mins to get cooked, as the chicken and the stock are already cooked. But be carefully only when you infuse the spice powders and salt to dish, as we are making it from leftovers and the leftovers has already got spices and salt infused in them. Let me share the recipe…