A nutritious rice dish with carrots that can be served with a simple raita or pickle. This easy recipe with minimal spices, can be prepared quickly. A perfect lunch box recipe!
Cooked rice - 1 cup
Grated carrot - 1 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Green chillies - 2, finely chopped
Ginger - 1" piece, grated
Curry leaves - 1 sprig, roughly chopped
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, chopped
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 2, halved
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
1. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add asafoetida, red chillies, urad dal and fry till dal turns golden. Then add ginger, green chillies and fry for few seconds.
2. Add onions, curry leaves and fry till onions turns pink. Then add grated carrots, turmeric powder, jeera powder and mix well. Fry till the carrots become soft.
3. Add salt, garam masala and coriander leaves. Mix well and fry for a minute. Add the cooked rice and combine well with the carrots. Stir for another 2-3 minutes.
Serve with raita or pickle.