Naina Singhania

Carrot Rice

Makes- 7 Cups


  • 2 cup rice, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoon raw peanuts, ground coarsely
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • 2 red chillies, broken
  • ½ tablespoon ghee
  • 2 clove
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 piece cinnamon
  • 5 pinches salt
  • 4 medium carrot, grated
  • 2 medium onion
  • 1 handful coriander leaves


  • Wash and cook the rice. Allow to cool.
  • Now, heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add cumin, coriander and red chillies and sauté for a minute. Allow it to cool and grind to a coarse powder (this step gives an extra flavour).
  • In the fresh pan, add ghee. Add cloves, cinnamon, chana dal and sauté.
  • After 30 seconds, add chopped onion and fry to golden.
  • Now add grated carrot and sauté on low flame till carrot is cooked. After sometime, add rice and mix gently.
  • Add salt and ground masala powder, peanut powder. Stir and remove from the flame.
  • Serve hot with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Note: You can also use the cumin powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and add them towards the end too.