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Carrot Rice | Carrot Sadam | Easy Lunchbox recipe

Carrot Rice | Carrot Sadam
Carrots are rich in nutrients and this orange vegetable is almost available in all places and throughout the year. This vitamin rich carrot is good for eyes and favourite to many kids. Carrot rice is my mom's special recipe. She used to make this often for my lunch box during college days. A quick, easy and healthy meal that can be prepared by bachelors. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian easy Lunch box recipe Carrot Rice - Carrot Sadam.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Ready in : 20 mins
Yields: 3 servings
Carrot Rice | Carrot Sadam

Cooked Rice2 Cups
Butter1 tbsp
Mustard | Kadugu1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds | Seeragam1 tsp
Fennel seeds | Sombu1 tsp
Cloves | Krambu2
Cinnamon stick | Pattai1 inch
Cardamom | Yelakkai1
Finely chopped ginger1 tsp
Green chillies3
Curry leaves3-5
Onions chopped1/2 Cup
Carrot grated1 Cup
Turmeric powdder1/4 tsp
Coriander Leaves chopped2 stalks


  • Heat butter in a pan. Add mustard and when it splutter,add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.

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  • Add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves and green chillies and fry till raw smell goes off. Add onions and fry till they turn translucent.

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  •  Add grated carrot and fry for 2-3 mins till carrots are cooked. Add turmeric powder, salt and coriander leaves. Fry for a min. Switch off the stove. Mix this to cooked rice. Adjd salt if needed.

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Carrot Rice | Carrot Sadam | Easy Lunchbox recipe
Carrot Rice | Carrot Sadam

Butter can be replaced with any cooking oil.
Adjust green chillies to your taste.
To get rich flavour, garnish with roasted peanuts or roasted cashews.
If you are adding ginger paste instead of finely chopped ginger, then add ginger paste after adding onions.


  1. Love this simple,quick and healthy rice,my fav.

  2. Yes, I love such a meal especially for lunch box concept. I carry my own lunch to work too so its a perfect complete wholesome meal.

  3. Such a simple recipe Nithya :-) Loved it.. thank you for sharing

  4. Tasty treat :) Love the carrot rice here. Simple and tasty recipe.

  5. Very healthy and delicious rice, quick lunch box recipe... my girls fav...

  6. This is my all time favorite rice,looks very tempting

  7. Easy to make & healthy too.. Loved it :)

  8. Healthy lunch box recipe ! looks delicious !


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