Simple Carrot Rice

Simple, Quick and Easy Lunch box recipe. Though it is quick and simple, it is loaded with lots of Vitamins and Energy. Most kids never eat Carrots as simple curry/stir-fry, because of their sweet taste, For those Picky eaters, try this masaledar, Jabardast Carrot Rice. 


2 Medium Sized Carrots, Peeled and  shredded
2 Cups Cooked Rice
Salt to taste
1 tsp Shredded Ginger
Coriander for Garnishing

1 tbsp Gingely Oil/Sunflower Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
3 nos Green Chilies, Slited Lengthwise
2 sprigs of curry leaves 
1/4 tsp hing/Asafoetida
1 tsp Urad Dal
2 tbsp Peanuts/Vaerkadalai (optional)


  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan, splutter mustard seeds, add hing, green chilli, curry leaves Peanuts and Urad dal one by one.
  • Let Peanuts and Dal roast and change color a bit, Take care not to burn them.
  • Now add the shredded carrots and toast it for a minute or two. 
  • Take it off the flame and add it to the rice and mix well. Adjust Salt. Garnish with coriander and shredded ginger
  • If you are packing it for kids, try grinding chillies, ginger, curry leaves and coriander to a coarse paste and add while seasoning. yeah, I know, Kids!!!!!!!!!!!!
Makes a good lunch with potato fry/chips. Packing this for Srivalli’s Kids Delight