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.
For Masala Paste:
- 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.