Sunday, September 22, 2013

Peas and Carrot Rice

This is  an easy PEASy recipe .A tasty quick fix .Something you could  make when you  don’t want to go through the long process of making a biriyani but u still w ant to be enamoured by the  delight of flavoured rice .Just boil the peas and chop the carrots add the garam masala and spices and there you are ready with some flavoured colourful good looking rice.

Well I had frozen peas in my freezer and I wanted to make something with it. So I decided to welcome Aniket with the carrot peas rice when he came back from playschool. Aniket loves carrots so he would eat the carrots first when I fed him his afternoon meal .Then he meticulously picked out the peas and ate it,last came the rice.....

As for me what more do I want…..flavoured  rice with a favourite salad….yummy lunch isn’t  it? I loved it…..


Basmathi-1 ½ cups
Water-21/2 cups
Onions-1 sliced long
Carrots-2 chopped into cubes
Peas-1/2 cup
Green chilli-1
Star anise - 1 
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch long stick  
Bay leaf - 1 
Peppercorns - 1/4 spoon (Optional) 
Cumin seeds - 1/4 spoon 
Fennel seeds - 1/4 spoon 
Salt - As per taste 
Ghee /Dalda- 4 to 5 spoons 


Par boil the chopped carrots.
Boil water and add frozen peas .Cook till peas is soft.
Soak rice for 15 minutes and wash well(3 times)
Take dalda or ghee/clarified butter and sauté fennel seeds, cumin seeds ,peppercorns, bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon sticks.
Add onions sliced. Saute till translucent.
Add greenchilli, peas and carrot chopped.
Add rice and fry.
Add water and close lid of pressure cooker without weight.
Cook in high flame till steam comes
Lower flame and cook for a minute or two
Switch off gas,put on weight  and allow to cool for 10 minutes
Use a fork to mix the rice after opening the pressure cooker.

Serve hot.