July 23, 2015

Carrot Peanut Pulao

Carrot Peanut Pulao is a simple, healthy, colourful and yummy rice which is very ideal for Lunch box.  The crunchy bite of peanuts with carrot roasted in fresh spices make this pulao very special...

Pre time : 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients for making Carrot Peanut Pulao:

Boiled Rice from 250 gms of raw rice or Basmathi rice
Grated carrots 2 cups (From 4 or 5 Carrots)
Roasted peanuts 3 tb spoons
Chopped onions 3 tb spoons
Finely chopped Garlic 2 tea spoons
Chopped capsicum 2 tb spoons
Slitted green chillies 2
Butter 1 tb spoon
Oil 1 tb spoon
Salt to taste

For spice powder:

Heat a pan and dry roast the following items to light brown and powder them and keep aside.
Coriander seeds 1 tb spoon
Red chillies 3
Cloves 4
Cinnamon stick 1 inch piece
Anise Seed 1/2
cardamom pod 1 

How to make Carrot Peanut Pulao?

Heat a broad pan with butter and oil. Saute it with cumin seeds.
Once they splutter fry the chopped garlic till they become golden and then fry  onions for a minute then add the capsicum. Fry for another minute. Now add the powdered spices and give a stir.
Then  add the grated carrot to the pan with required salt. Give stirs for half minute. Add the roasted peanuts and  mix well.

At this stage transfer this stuff to the broad bowl that has boiled rice. Mix gently with a ladle without breaking the rice grains. garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve or pack with any crisps or raitha.