Nov 27, 2007

Zucchini/Carrot rice

This is the dish I saw the other day on You tube . Tried and loved it. It’s very nutritious since we are using zucchini/carrot. It’s really easy to make and tastes yummy. Eat it with any gravy or just like that. Here goes the recipe, I hope you everyone enjoy it.

Serves 4

Rice- 1 cup
Zucchini with the skin/Carrot – 1cup
Water- 2 cups (double the quantity of Rice)
chopped green chilies – 1 tbsp
Finely chopped ginger – 1tsp
cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
Green cardamom – 1(slightly crushed)
Black pepper – 6-8
cloves- 2-3

Bay Leaves – 1-2
salt to taste

Note- when cooking rice in pressure cooker I use equal proportion of rice and water and cook it for 2 whistles and open the cooker after 5 mins (if pressure is still there in the cooker and I am unable to open it. I keep it under running cold water which helps to cool down the cooker. while doing this please don't remove the whistle else water will go inside). Vegans avoid ghee/butter as it is made of milk.

In a cooker take 1tbsp of ghee or olive oil. When it’s hot add cumin seeds. Once it starts spluttering add all the whole spices, cook it about 1 min and add chopped green chilies and ginger. Cook it for another 1 min and now add grated carrot/zucchini. Cook for 30 seconds an
d add the soaked rice. Cook till rice is done (Here I have not given the cooking time or method for rice since it differs the way one makes it). Garnish with coriander and serve hot :)


Cynthia said...

Sudha, your pics show off your food in a really delicious way. I love what you're making.

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