Carrot Rice pan pulao:
Colorful carrot rice is one such recipe which will be loved by all kids as a packed lunch with papad or vadam. Even for adults, this is an excellent choice for lunch box as it won’t get thicken like sambar rice or curd rice when packed. Healthiest carrot rice gives you the feel of a good meal during hard day work. An easy pan meal option for lunch box.
Carrot-3 medium size grated
Coconut grated-2 tablespoon (optional)
Big onion chopped-1
Red chilli-3 to 4 or chili flakes
Cooked rice 2 cups
Keep the kadai on the stove. In one tablespoon of oil season the curry with a teaspoon of mustard, curry leaf, broken cashews, and urad dal. Once the mustard cracks add the red chilies, green chili, and onion. Sauté for a while and add the grated carrot. Sauté this for 2 minutes so that the raw smell goes off. Now sprinkle some water and the salt as per your taste. Close the pan and reduce the flame. It will take hardly 5 minutes to cook. Now open and make sure that there is not much water content in the mixture. If so increase the flame and let the water evaporate. Now add the grated coconut and mix well.
Rice can be usually cooked rice. allow cooked rice to cool in a wide bowl for carrot rice. Once it is cool add a pinch of salt needed for the rice and a teaspoon oil and 1/2 lemon extract to the rice and mix gently. Now slowly add the carrot mixture to the rice and mix gently with the ladle till it gets well mixed. Those who want it hot can microwave the rice for a minute before serving. No need of any side dish as it is mixed with grated vegetable.