Thursday, December 17, 2009

Carrot and Zucchini rice

S has office lunches every tuesday and thursday . I would have skipped cooking on those days if were only me. But gotta cook for M. So I decided to make carrot-zucchini rice for lunch(again did not want to wash  dishes...yeah I know 'm lazy ).

 1 cup uncooked rice
  • Wash and cook rice with  tsp of  oil and keep aside.
 1 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 tsp aavalu/mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
2 tsps minappappu/urad dal
1 tsp pacchi senagapappu/chana dal
2 cloves of garlic(crushed)
6-8 curry leaves
2 dried red chillies, torn
4 menthulu/fenugreek seeds
1/2 onion finely chopped
3 green chillies, slit
1/2 tsp garam masala pwd
1 tsp red chilly pwd
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin pwd
1/2 tsp dhaniya/corriander pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
6-8 cahews(optional)
Salt to taste

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai and when hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and when they splutter, add the dried red chillies, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, urad dal, chana dal and fry till the dals give out a nice aroma.
  • Add the crushed garlic , cahews and saute for a min. Add the green chillies and onion and cook till the onion turns translucent.
  • Add the shredded carrot and cook for a min. Add the shredded zucchini and cook for another min and add salt, tumeric pwd, red chilly pwd, cumin, corriander and  garam masala pwds.
  • After adding salt, zucchini will release water. Cook till the water dries up and the carrot is cooked and add the cooked rice and mix gently. Serve with raitha or just plain curd/yogurt.
  • Enjoy!!!


KavyaNaimish said...

Simple n Healthy dish Bhargavi....this kind of dishes r easy to make wen we r lazy...but still they make a complete meal.

Divya Vikram said...

I like such one pot dishes! Lovely!

Bhagi said...

@ Kavya
so true...twas just what we needed...

@ Divya
Me too...done in a jiffy and no worries about a load of dishes to clean....

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