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Carrot Rice | Carrot Sadam

Busy mornings always call for a quick lunch box special. Here is a healthy, colorful carrot Rice. Variety rice (Kalandha Sadam) can be prepared within 15 minutes. Carrot Sadam is one tasty way to make kids eat carrot.
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Cooked rice - 2 cups
  • Carrot - 3 peeled and grated (Around 1 cup grated)
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • Green chili - 2 slit
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • To temper:
  • Oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafoetida - generous pinch
  • To garnish:
  • Coriander - few chopped
  • Cashew - few roasted


  • Cook rice with 1:2 water and spread in a wide pan
  • Add oil to the pan and cook on medium heat, once when the pan is hot add the ingredients listed under "to temper" and let it splutter
  • Add onions and green chilly; sauté till the once is cooked
  • Add the carrot and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until carrots are cooked, stirring occasionally
  • Transfer the mixture to the plate containing rice; mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and cashew. Serve it with potato/Arbi


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  1.  White/Brown rice, Quinoa, mullets etc. can be used instead of hand ping rice
  2. Carrots can be chopped in food processor/chopped and added
  3. Cut carrot can also be used but cooking time may vary
  4.  Ginger - Garlic cut:paste can also be added for extra
  5. Whole garam masala/powder can be added
  6. Roasted peanuts can also be used instead of cashew
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