carrot rice recipe
Carrot methi rice

Today i have an easy , simple and yummy variety rice that’s very apt for your lunch box /if you are looking ways to clear left over rice / when you want to cook something in a jiffy….. Yes friends, if you have cooked rice ready , making this healthy colorful ” Carrot Methi Rice / Carrot Rice ” hardly takes 15 minutes …. Its not just colorful but healthy and delicious too .

methi carrot rice recipe

Kids love this carrot rice as its very colorful . Addition of methi peps up the carrot rice.You can use fresh fenugreek leaves or the dried kasuri methi . I like to use kasuri methi as its more flavorful and makes the dish more tasty . So are you ready to quickly make a note of this jiffy recipe for Carrot Methi Rice .. Do give a try and i am sure it will make a regular entry in your lunch box .. Here you go ..

carrot rice recipe

Carrot Methi Rice

Smitha Kalluraya
The carrot rice recipe is made from sauteed carrots and methi .
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 serving


  • 1 cup Cooked Rice
  • 3/4 cup carrot, ; grated
  • 1/4 Cup green peas, fresh
  • 1 - 2 tbsps Kasuri Methi, ( depends on your choice )
  • 1 onion, ; chopped
  • 4 - 5 Green Chilli, ; slited or finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, powder ( optional )
  • to taste Salt

To temper:

  • 3 tsps Ghee / oil / Oil + mixed
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 cardamom elaichi
  • 1/4 inch Cinnamon/ dalchini
  • 2 - 3 Cloves/ Lavang
  • Cashew, Few ; broken


  • Wash rice and cook it in the proportion 1 : 2 / 2.5 ie 1 glass rice , 2 glass water.The cooked rice grains should be separate,not mushy.Once cooked, spread the cooked rice on a wide plate.This will make the grains separate further & also helps to cool quickly.It has to be cooled properly before using.
  • Grate carrots . Keep aside .
  • Roughly crush elaichi , cinnamon and cloves . Keep aside .
  • In a kadai / pan heat oil . Once its hot add cumin seeds, crushed whole spices ( elaichi + cinnamon and cloves) , bay leaf and cashew . 
  • Once cashew becomes golden brown , add onion and green chilli . Saute till lightly browned .
  • Next add grated carrots and peas . Sprinkle little salt and saute for 3-4 mins . 
  • Next add kasoori methi and garam masala powder ( optional ) . Mix nicely and saute till carrot shrinks and raw taste from carrot and peas goes .
  • That's it our carrot methi rice masala is ready to be mixed with rice .
  • Add cooked rice to the masala. Add salt and mix well . Taste test . 
  • Relish the tasty Carrot Methi Rice as such or with some raita . If you allow it to sit for some time after mixing , the rice would taste more tasty as it would have taken in the flavours well. You can warm it while serving . 
    Carrot methi rice
  • Enjoy the tasty and healthy carrot methi rice in your lunch box!!
    Carrot methi rice


  • Don't make the rice mushy . It will spoil the taste. Add few drops of ghee / oil and few drops of lemon while making rice for pulao . This will help the rice grains to remain separate .
  • Addition of onions n peas is purely optional . i sometimes add and at times don't.
  • Since i usually make carrot methi rice for lunch box , i make it mild .. don't add much masala . Thats why have mentioned garam masala as optional

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  • Reply
    The Happie Friends Potpourricorner
    September 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Healthy Rice indeed..

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    Sudha Rao
    September 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I have tried the methi carrot rice.. It came out so well . I’m now ur fan of ur cooking.

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    Bharathi Malatesh
    August 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm


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    December 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Tried Methi Carrot Rice.
    Taste was good
    Thankyou for sharing this recipe

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