December 03, 2012

Carrot-Coconut Rice

I can't believe it's December already and in few short days we will be in a brand new year. Today we begin 23rd edition of Blogging Marathon and my theme for this week is "Cooking with Carrots". 

I like carrots and I add them to rice dishes and mix them with other veggies to make curries, pasta sauces etc. But when I think about it, I don't usually make dishes only with carrots. So when I saw this theme, I thought of trying dishes that highlight and have carrots as the main ingredient.

For the first day, I made this carrot and coconut rice. Inspiration for this dish came from one of the cooking shows on Etv. 

Ingredients:
Carrots - 2 medium, grated
Coconut - ½cup, grated
Rice - 3 cups, cooked
Green chilies - 4, slit
Ginger - 1" piece, finely grated
Salt - to taste
Cashews - few

For Masala Paste:
Sesame seeds - 3tbsp
Peanuts - 3tbsp, roasted
Coriander seeds - 2tbsp

For Tempering:
Chana dal - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Dry red chilies - 2
Curry leaves - 8

Method:
  • Make the masala paste: Grind the 3 ingredients under masala paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a large saute pan, add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, add cashews, green chilies and ginger. Cook until ginger starts to smell fragrant.
  • Next add the grated carrot and cook for 3-4 minutes or until carrots don't smell raw anymore. Add the coconut, salt and the ground masala paste. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Add cooked rice and mix well. Cook covered for 2 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Serve hot with potato chips.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked for the first day of BM# 23.
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13 comments:

  1. lovely style...so rich with carrot and coconut..

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  2. what a colorful rice - looks so appetizing

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  3. Recipe look so colorful and attractive... really tooo spicy coconut and carrot rice... its hot

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  4. Beautifuly presented after Preetis carrot halwa ypour rice made me drool..

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  5. Yummy Rice.. I love the flavor of carrot along with coconut in your recipe..

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  6. Love your pictures!!! so delicious to serve it on the coconut shell itself.. so picture perfect!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour
    Ongoing Event - Eggless Bakes and Treats

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  7. Lovely presentation, never thought of combining both carrot and coconut together in rice,looks wonderful.

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  8. That is a lovely colorful rice :)

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  9. I make carrot rice for kid's lunch box once in a while. I add a handful of coriander leaves and a bit of paneer, if there is any. This version also looks nice :)

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  10. Healthy and delicious rice recipe.. looks super colorful.. thanks for sharing !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  11. Oh wow nice recipe....never tried carrot rice..bookmarked

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  12. lovely combo of coconut and carrot shud try !

    Kalyani
    Sizzling Tastebuds

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  13. I make a different version of carrot rice. This version sounds yummy too. I will give it a try later.:)

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