Gajar Pulao Recipe – Spiced Carrot Rice

  • To begin making the Gajar Pulao Recipe, firstly wash and rinse the rice thoroughly in water (about 2 times). Soak for at least 10-15 minutes in a large bowl. Drain as much water as possible.

  • Fill about half a large deep pan with water & bring it to boil.

  • Add the washed rice followed by 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Cook for about 7 minutes on medium flame. Add 1 teaspoon of salt half-way through the cooking process.

  • Keep stirring the rice gently, cook till it’s still a little firm. Once done, discard the liquid from the rice and set it aside.

  • In a non-stick sauce pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil and add onion paste. Saute the onion paste on medium heat, till its dry and the raw smell goes away. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add the garlic paste, green chilli paste and stir for about a minute. Pour in tomato puree along with red kashmiri chilli powder stir for another 5-6 minutes.

  • Add the carrots, the par cooked rice into the above gravy. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat

  • Gently fluff the rice with the fork without breaking the grains of rice. Garnish it with coriander and serve hot.

  • Serve Gajar Pulao along with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other raita of your choice and a roasted Papad for a delicious weekday meal.