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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Carrot Rice and Carrot Poriyal

All are aware of the nutritious value of carrots and want to give it to kids in some form or the other. Children should be given this in different forms so that they don’t develop an aversion towards it. Carrot rice is one such recipe which will be loved by all kids even if given as packed lunch. Even for adults this is an excellent choice for packed lunch as it won’t get thick like sambar rice or curd rice once cold. For the carrot rice first make the carrot poriyal and then mix it with rice. Those who like the poriyal can have it with sambar rice or rasam.But due the little sweet taste of carrots many avoid this poriyal. If made with one extra chili it will taste good.

Carrot-3 medium size grated
Coconut grated-2 table spoon
Big onion chopped-1
Red chilli-3 to 4
Green chilli-1
Curry leaf-little
Keep the kadai in the stove. In one table spoon of oil season the curry with one teaspoon of mustard curry leaf and urudh dhal. Once the mustard cracks add the red chilies green chili and onion. Sauté for a while and add the grated carrot. Sauté this also for 2 minutes so that the raw smell goes off. Now add 4 tablespoons of water and the salt needed. Close the kadai and reduce the flame. It will take hardly 5 minutes to cook. Now open the kadai and make sure that there is not much water content in the poriyal. If so increase the flame and let the water evaporate. Now add the grated coconut and mix well. Carrot poriyal is ready now
For carrot rice no need to cook the rice like we do for other variety rice. It can be the usually cooked rice. Cool the rice needed for carrot rice in a flat bottom vessel. Once it is cool add a pinch of salt needed for the rice and a teaspoon gingili oil to the rice and mix gently. Now slowly add the poriyal to the rice and mix with the backside of a ladle or spoon till you get the exact taste. Those who want it hot can microwave the rice for a minute


Asha said...

Beautiful dishes, healthy and colorful Solai, good post!:)

Illatharasi said...

Very good recipes... will surely try this:)

Cham said...

Never made rice with carrot because of sweetness :) The rice turned out so pretty. Lovely recipe.

Divya Vikram said...

Hi Solai..Am glad I discovered ur blog..U have a lot of authentic tamil recipes..Thanks for sharing them

Devi said...

A wonderful site! How much rice is needed to make carrot rice with this poriyal?

Solai Chidambaram said...

Devi There is no definite qty of rice.You keep both ready and add the poriyal according to your taste

rohan'smom said...

Dear Solai Aachi,
Love your recipes and the details you provide, please post recipes for dosai, veg.kurma and sweets too. Also, please tell us how to make idli using idli rawa.Thanks.

Hemalatha said...

can u please post a recepie for veg kuruma.

Hemalatha said...

can u pls post a recepie for veg kuruma

inasisi said...

Hi Solai.. I added white radish and raw mango to the carrot rice recipe. It came out well and my grand daughter
who is a picky eater loved it.

Susila Muthiah

WhyteHousieBala said...


Tried this dish today, came out very good..


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Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this recipe,came out well,every time carrot poriyal is left out coz of its sweetness,but this blend with rice made us eat,it tasted delicious,thank you,

rajasingh said...

Hi Aunty

I prepared carrot poriyal first time. So before starting i had just gone through your recepie. It came out nicely except very small amount of carban at the bottom of vessel in the end. I should have been very careful at the end.

Thank you

Unknown said...

Tried poriyal today aunty.came out good.thanx aunty.