Carrot Pulav

Carrot pulav
Carrot Pulav

Ishaan started going to Kindergarten few weeks ago. I was a bit stressed about him going to new school right after coming back from India. On the first day of school, I went to have lunch with him, totally prepared to bring him back home if he was too tired. He assured me he was fine and I can pick him up after school. I came home relieved, thinking he is grown so much that he can handle it.

I send him lunch every day. I stress about does he have enough time to eat? can he open his lunch box? did I forget to pack his spoon etc. I asked him to get help from some grown-up in opening the box. Now he says he asked first couple of days but now he can do it all by himself (he takes food in a thermos and it is hard to open it sometimes!). He is a slow eater and if there are friends around, talking and then running out to play takes higher priority!. Now that he has settled down a bit, I ask him what lunch he wants in his box, so that he is excited about eating.

Last week he asked for pulav. At home he loves pulav/biryanis with yogurt or raita. But eating yogurt with it at school would be too much to ask. So I decided to make it with less spices but packed with nutrition and flavor. This carrot pulav was a perfect fit. I packed it with a big dollop of ghee for him. Even my 1 and half year old loved it.

Heat oil/ghee and fry spices, then onion, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste.
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Add garam masala, fry. Then add rice, carrots.

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Pour water, cover and cook.
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Serves: 2-3
A simple and delicious pulav loaded with carrots, makes a perfect lunch/dinner for kids and adults alike.
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tea spn freshly ground ginger-garlic paste
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cardamoms
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tea spn garam masala
  • Ghee/Oil
  • Salt
  1. Wash basmati rice, drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil/ghee and add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom.
  3. When they are fried a bit, add onions, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste.
  4. Fry till the onions are translucent.
  5. Add garam masala and fry for few minutes.
  6. Add basmati rice, carrots, salt and fry for 2-3mins.
  7. Now pour 2 cups of water, cover and cook till done.
  8. Serve hot with dollop of ghee or raita(optional).


11 Comments for “Carrot Pulav”



Dear Shilpa,
Your carrot Pulav is a very simple and great job. I have a small idea. After following all the steps as you have suggested can we put the rice, water and mixture of masala (Onions, carrot etc ) into a small earthen pot cover its mouth with aluminium foil and bake it like idly,s in a idly stand ? Something similler to say Dum Biriyani. Your comments please.




Shilpa mam gey nanna tumbu hrudayada namskara. Nim website nangey 4 years inda gotthu. Proud to say that kannadathi is top notch in cooking blog. Aparat frm recepie ur blog is just osam. Due to time constraint i cant view ofently. However i was tried lausini dal palak. Its ossam mam.
Long back i was commented….

Mam yoghurt yelli sigathey?. Maneli prepare madboda?.. Pls suggest..

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