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Carrot Rice

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Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice – 1cup
  • Carrots¬†-1/2 kg
  • Onion – 2 large
  • Red Chilies – 4
  • Coriander Seeds – 1.5 tsp.
  • Jeera – 3/4 tsp.
  • Peanuts – 2tbsp

Method

  • Cook Basmati rice separately.
  • Scrape carrots and dice onion into pieces.
  • Fry red chillies, coriander seeds and jeera and 2 tbsp scraped coconut in a little oil and make it into fine powder.
  • Heat oil, add cinnamon and 3 cloves.
  • After a minute, add diced onion and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add scraped carrots and cook until raw smell is gone. At this point add salt to taste and powdered masala.
  • Fry for one more minute and add cooked rice.
  • Fry the peanuts and make into coarse powder. Add this to rice at the end.

GOOD TO KNOW

This mildly spiced dish with the subtle sweetness of carrot makes for an awesome and healthy one-pot meal.

  • The beta carotene in carrots prevents cell degeneration and has anti-carcinogenic properties.
  • Carrots are highly rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
  • Carrots are one of the best sources of vitamin A. During pregnancy, vitamin A helps fight infection and improves quality of breast milk.

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