Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Carrot Rice and coming back!

Feels good to blog after a long time. Personal life had been very hectic with switching jobs, traveling etc.I had been to India for almost a month. My mother had been sick and being so far away here was hard on me. I am glad I was able to spend time with her and take care of her. She still has a long path to recovery, but i am sure she will make it.

I missed all your new mouth watering recipes and excellent write ups. I find it hard to catch up with things after returning from home. I eventually will do, wouldn't I?

Here is an easy one pot meal to make with carrots and peas. Adding coconut is a new twist and yielded very satisfying results.

Get Ready

  • 1 cup Basmati rice cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 2  dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 small green chilli slit
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cardamon pods
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • 1 tbsp broken cashew pieces
  • cilantro to garnish salt to taste.


  • In a blender grind onion, red chilli, coconut and tomato to a fine paste without any water. set aside
  • In a pan add oil and do tadka with cardamon, cinnamon,clove and cashews
  • Add the green chilli and ginger.
  • Add the ground coconut paste and saute till its dry
  • Add the grated carrots, peas, salt to taste and fry till carrots are slightly cooked.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well taking care not to mush up the rice.
  • Adjust salt according to taste.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve with raita and chips.


  1. Glad to have yo uback and I too am sure that your Mom will be fully recovered. Also, the carrot rice looks to be amazingly delicious and inviting.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Hey thr Priya...Glad ur back gurl..!!! Dont worry dear...after u took such loving care of ur dear mom, she will recover soon!! And this is a perfect comeback dish..SO simple to make, flavorful & healthy :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Welcome..prayers for speedy recovery for ur mom..n this rice is so good n yumm

  4. Nice n yummy rice...looks delicious..:)

  5. welcome back Priya- wishing your mother a speedy recovery ! The one pot meal looks good and the delicate fuse of flavours appeals to me !

  6. Welcome back and wish your mother a speedy recovery...

  7. Welcome back to the blogging world. Hope and pray your mother recovers very fast and back to her heels soon. You are blessed for having taken care of her in time of need.

  8. Welcome back Priya, glad that you could spend some quality time with your mom and she is getting better. I too missed your posts. Love this one pot meal :)

  9. Welcome back girl ~ glad to hear your mom is feeling better n wish her a very speedy recovery, lots of wishes to her!
    Us Masala

  10. wow delicious and healthy rice,luks yum...

  11. welcome back priya...v missed u too..
    wishing ur mom a speedy recovery..
    yummy recipe with tasty flavors..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  12. Yummy looking rice! welcome back!


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