Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Carrot Rice & Carrot Vadas

Its has been a long i prepared carrot rice and this time i want to prepare them something different and i went through my foodie bloggers spaces and finally Shabitha's Carrot rice tempted me a lot as she prepared as like her mom's preparation and this rice goes for a easy cooking process also its a easy breezy complete one pot meal..Thanks to Shabitha for sharing this delicious carrot rice, we enjoyed having and am gonna prepare this carrot rice often, i served this carrot rice simply with papads and egg fry..A prefect lunch box menu to enjoy anytime also its a best and better way to sneak carrots...I saw some crispy carrot vadas at Uma's Carrot Vadas which sounds particularly easy since these vadas doesnt go for soaking dals or grinding, immediately i wanted to give a try and today i prepared these crispy vadas for our lunch and enjoyed along with sambar rice..both together works out wonder and we enjoyed this crispy vadas, thanks to Uma for sharing this easy carrot vadas which gets ready in less time also gets vanished in less time...

Carrot Rice:

Carrot rice

2cups Basmati Rice
3cups Grated carrots
2nos Onion (chopped lengthwise)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
handful of Mint leaves
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
10nos Cashewnuts
1tsp Chilly powder
1/2tsp Lemon juice
2nos Whole Spices (bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms & cloves)
Salt
Ghee+Oil

Soak the rice in 3cups of water for 15minutes,Heat enoug ghee +oil in a pressure cooker, fry the whole spices until they turns brown.

Add immediately the onions, ginger garlic paste and saute well, now add the mint leaves, slit opened green chillies and salt , saute for few minutes..now add the grated carrots, red chilly powder and saute for few minutes.

Sprinkle little water and allow the grated carrots to cook, once they get half cooked, strain the soaked water and add it to the cooking carrots..bring it boil.

Now add the rice, close the pressure cooker and cook upto 2 whistles, once the steam get released add the lemon juice and give a stir gently..

Serve hot with papads or spicy egg fry..

Carrot Vadas:

Carrot Vadas

2cups Grated carrots
1+1/4cup Gram flour
1/2cup Powdered raw peanuts
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Grated coconut
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
1/2tsp Ginger (grated)
1no Green chilly (chopped)
A pinch of soda
Salt
Oil

Heat the oil for deepfrying, meanwhile take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together as a dough with little water..take a small portion from the dough and shape them as vadas, drop gently to the hot oil and fry on both sides until they get well cooked..

Serve hot as side dish or enjoy as snacks with ketchup...

42 comments:

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..carrot rice n vada looks sooooooo tempting & very very Yummmm....

Tasty Appetite

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

mmmmm the carrot rice and the wadas both look so yummy. Just great...

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot vada and carrot rice look so tempting...

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

the vada sounds like a great idea 2 make with carrot

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot rice looks so delicious,vada is a new to me..super cool idea..yummy snack

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

I love carrot vada and rice. That reminds me that its been a long time since I made them.

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

I usually cooked carrot fried rice, my kids' favourite, but have never tried cooking them together with the rice. This looks nice!

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Both the carrot recipes sound yumm!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot rice and vada looks delicious. Nice one.

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

carrot rice in this method sounds very flavorful like a pilaf. Vadai makes me crave. Lovely post. Now I know what to do with those bunches of carrot..lol!

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

vadas look spreally yummy...i loved the carrorts in them

Suneetha's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy and colourful..will try them

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot vadas is an awesome idea..bookmarking it !
Rice looks delicious too..

US Masala

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Rice looks awesome. Very colorful as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting ones..

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Yeas vadas with carrot is a kewl idea Priya..

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot Vadas looks yum,very nice way to use carrots..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Heard of carrot rice b4 but not the vadai! Great recipe ya! :D

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

Carrots Vada are quite an innovative recipe. Good one :)

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

carrot vadas looks tempting and mouthwatering. So crisp too

Saraswathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious recipes.

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot vadai looks so cool and tempting...Bookmarked...Thanks for sharing your dishes with us...

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

I used to see you cooking with watermelon rinds...Thanks ...I prepared raita with it...It turned out good...Thanks for sharing...

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot rice n vada looks very good. Never heard of carrot vada until now. thanks for sharing.

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Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

vada looks very crispy and perfect....very interesting one.

kshipra said... Reply To This Comment

Carrot rice looks tempting and carrot vada is new to me.
kshipra
http://fastindianrecipes.com/

♥Aps♥ said... Reply To This Comment

If there is ne fast cook n blog Award We got to Give it to u... as U r so so fast nd try varities of dishes.... Loved this one too :)






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

Carrot rice and vad..nice combu...Your kids are so lucky dear!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Yum Priya.both are excellent dishes.Never tried carrot vadas especially.

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

both the dishes look very nice and the vadai is carrot is very new to me

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

both rice n vadas looks mouthwatring!! loved the vadas, will try them out next time

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Both r new to me..I'll give a try for vada ;)

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

Both dishes look so tasty and flavorful...Neat idea to use carrot in vadas

Nupur said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the entry- both dishes look delicious.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Both of them are healthy and nutritious!

Nandini's Food Page

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

they r very temptimg Priya....good dish for kids too...

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

good use of carrots,..both look delicious

Shabitha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that's great Priya. Thanks for trying out the Carrot Rice. I'm happy that your family liked it. Carrot vada is an interesting snack. Will try it soon !!

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

wow!! carrot rice is very inviting..i used prepare beetroot vada,but never tried with carrot..will try soon..

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

கேரட் சாதம்+வடை கலக்கலா இருக்கு..வடையை எடுத்து சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு...

Sadhana said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome!

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, I am craving for those vadas...! Awesome carrot rice!