For preparing carrot rice, first soak rice in water for at least 30 minutes.2)Cook the rice separately. Drain and set aside.3)Heat ghee/butter/oil in a pan.4)Put in the whole spices and fry for a few seconds.5)Add the thinly sliced onions and ginger and sautT, till the onions turn pink and translucent. Pls do not brown them.6)Add the powders and sautT further.7)Add the grated carrots and peas and mix well.8)Add salt and mix well again.9)Throw in the cooked rice and mix further.10)Add in the lemon juice and finely chopped coriander leaves.11)Mix everything well.12)Serve carrot rice warm with Raitha, Pappadoms, Pickle and any spicy curry.
Note:1)You can add a cup of grated coconut too to enrich the whole taste. Adding fried cashews and raisins wouldn¦t be a bad idea at all.2)Pls add/lessen the spices and powders according to one¦s own preferences. A couple of trials would definitely help to make the measurements perfect. Your patience really counts here. 3)Please do not add tomatoes, as it is sure to spoil the mild taste of the carrots. For extra tartness and zing, add more lime juice.4)You can also add green chillies instead of chilly powder.5)Pls note that in my version, the usage of cumin powder is on a much higher side. I used so as it simply brings out a totally different aroma to the whole dish. You can lessen/avoid the cumin powder if you wish to use whole cumin seeds along with the spices.6)I have seen the inclusion of roasted peanuts in some of the website recipes. But I haven¦t included it owing to personal choice. So, those who like the flavour and taste of peanuts, pls make sure to add it along with the powders.So, as you can see, another dish that¦s absolutely simple to make as regards the time and the procedure involved. An easy recipe that comes handy if you got a cup of pre-cooked left over rice in your fridge along with a few carrots. The rest of the ingredients are sure to be in store. So, wait no more and make yourself a really yummy and appetizing luncha. A platter of steaming hot Carrot rice along with the regular accompanimentsa. With the upcoming incessant downpour, there¦s no better way to give a ravishing treat to your family.