Monday, March 5, 2018

Carrot Turmeric Rice | Quick and Healthy Rice Recipe | Gluten Free and Vegan Recipe

Carrot Turmeric Rice

Hi Supermoms,

I love working with fresh seasonal produce . Red carrots and turmeric are in the end of their season,  and I made the best use of them in our Sunday Meal.  I made a tasty rice variety using them. Fresh turmeric has a strong taste and needs to be handled with care, else, it can completely dominate the  dish. 

Serving a colourful variety rice makes the meal more interesting. Have you tried my Manjal Sadam and Nellikai Sadam Recipes? 

I grated carrot and fresh turmeric. Tempered with mustard seeds, lentils and groundnuts. Mixed in the carrots, turmeric, added salt , freshly ground black pepper and mint leaves. Poured all this over the cooked rice and mixed to coat them evenly. That's it ! The rice was so  delicious and was loved by my family. I wanted to share this recipe with all of you, so that you can try and cook it for your family and friends.

 A fuss free rice that can even be packed for lunch box. I  added black pepper for  spice and when paired with a raita, it makes a complete meal. Of course, if you like spice, you can add green or red chillies while tempering . 

I might be repeating myself, but indeed 'Simple recipes are the tastiest'. 

Along with this Carrot turmeric rice, I served, Amla curd Salad ( similar to Nellikai Pachadi) , Bitter gourd salad, Lima beans poriyal ( similar to this Beetroot poriyal ), Garlic Rasam and Karuvadam/urad vadi sambar . 

Carrot Turmeric Rice

Carrot Turmeric Rice:

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup 

Note : If fresh turmeric root is not available you can use 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Ingredients :

2 carrots ( grated)
1 teaspoon fresh turmeric root ( peeled and grated)
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns ( coarsely crushed )
salt to taste

For tempering :

2 teaspoons oil (of your choice ) 
10 raw peanuts ( adjust according to taste)
1 teaspoon bengal gram/channa dal ( optional)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves ( roughly torn, optional)

For garnish :

10 fresh mint leaves ( roughly chopped )( optional)

Method :

1. Spread the cooked rice in a wide bowl .

Chef tip : This is to avoid the rice becoming mushy. You can drizzle  1/2 teaspoon rice and mix well for more flavour. 
2. Heat a wide pan with oil and temper with ingredients given for the same. 
3. Add the carrot and fresh turmeric.

Chef tip : Grate the vegetables  just before you make this rice for maximum flavour.
4. Cook over low flame for 2-3 minutes only.
5. Add salt, crushed peppercorns , mint leaves , mix and switch off. 
6. Pour this mixture over the rice .

7. Mix well and serve.

Your delicious Carrot Turmeric rice is now ready ! 

Carrot Turmeric Rice

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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