Monday, September 23, 2013

Carrot Rice Recipe - Carrot Sadam | Kids Lunch Box Recipes

Carrot Rice Recipe
I remember eating carrot rice  as a school going kid.....It was one of the regular variety rice amma packs for lunchbox....And I would happily exchange my lunch box with my best friend(as she loves variety rice) this happens whenever there was any variety rice in my lunchbox but now the situation is totally reverse I can have variety rice even daily, it is sure better than the usual meal combo with sambar and rasam.Carrot Rice is best for kids lunch box so do try this healthy colorful rice for your kids.

One of the best things I love about carrot rice is the crunch of the carrots and nuts.Amma adds cashews but I wanted to try a variation so added peanuts.One of the herculean task is packing lunch box for kids,am sure all mothers would agree to it....Though I haven't faced it till now am sure I would have to scratch my head next year to pack for my picky eater :)
Carrot Rice Recipe

Carrot Rice Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine:South Indian

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Carrot - 3/4 cup finely grated
Onion -1 finely chopped
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2.5 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 1
Curry leaves - a sprig


  1. Cook rice and spread it on a plate to make it grains seperated....alternatively you can use leftover rice too.Heat oil in a pan - add peanuts and fry till nicely browned,set aside.In the same pan - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it crackle then onion with ginger garlic paste, saute till it turns slightly browned.How to make carrot rice - Step1
  2. Then add freshly grated carrot saute for a while till it shrinks and raw smell leaves.Then add required salt along with red chilli amd garam maslaa powders.How to make carrot rice - Step2
  3. Saute till the masalas nicely blends with the veggie.Then add peanuts, rice and mix well.Cook on low flame for 3mins, sprinkle coriander leaves and switch off.How to make carrot rice - Step3
Serve it warm with papad / chips.
Carrot Rice Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can use ghee if you are making this for kids.
  • You can skip whole spices and just temper jeera. And replace garam masala powder with sambar powder.
  • Instead of peanuts, you can even add ghee fried cashews.
  • You can even use leftover rice for this recipe.
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Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Very inviting carrot rice. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Simple and nice! waiting for the oats soup recipe!

  3. Healthy and tasty looking carrot rice. You are right kids of all ages would love to have it.

  4. Beautiful Carrot rice Sharmi! Love the pleasant color it has!

  5. very healthy and inviting carrot rice... looks so appealing...

  6. healthy and delicious rice.. looks too good.. yummy!!

  7. wow such an colorful and delicious looking carrot rice :) looks super inviting !!

  8. Fantastic carrot rice, love the addition of peanuts here.

  9. i remember my Rice ! But amma add little sambhar powder and without coconut ! Its yummy!

  10. easy n delicius even my mom is specialist in making this rice.....

  11. easy n delicious...even my mom used 2 pack me this as lunch.....

  12. hai sharmi this is jhanani from trichy i did idly podi which i took the tips from here it was very nice

  13. wow idea for makng lunch box easly

  14. Tried today, awesome it was, colorful tasty healthy simple !

  15. I did try your carrot rice recipe and it turned out real awesome :) Thank u so much !!


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