The first guest post for 2015... Last year, from being a biweekly event, it went on to be once in three weeks and finally I decided to keep it as a once in a month event and InShaAllah, wish to continue that way as long as this section moves... If you have noticed, this time I am a week later, because last week I was working on moving the blog to its domain and the giveaway post
As I have always mentioned a lot of times in almost all my guest posts, blogging has opened up a lot of beautiful friendships. It is amazing how people whom you do not know personally can connect with you on a common interest called food. Today, I have a person who owns a young blog, which just recently celebrated its first blogoversary. Going to see, I have been surfing around a lot of blogs and I must say that there is a vast ocean out there who are trying to carve out their niche. The best part of it is that each of them are one better than the other! That is where sometimes I feel I must concentrate on my weak points, but then... yeah, I like to procrastinate... :)
OK, coming to the guest for the day, today I have Sathya, who blogs on My Kitchen Odyssey
. She blogs mainly vegetarian dishes with a lot of focus on Chettinad specialties. I love her simple recipes and clean pictures. I guess this was the first time I asked a guest of mine to provide me with better pictures... only because I know that she can do much better as far as her photography is concerned. I am so grateful that she took it positively and did it for me. Do check out her range of recipes, especially her recently posted Chocolate Tofu Pie
, which had me drooling over it - that's why I am called a BST!!! Hehe.... Off to Sathya to do the talking...
I am really thankful to Rafee to bring me to all of you here. I am
sure you all will like this post.
I am Sathya Priya, a loving house wife and curious food blogger.
I started my blog as a hobby like whatever i cook goes for blog ,now blogging
takes most of my time and i am cooking for the blog specially. I try to blog at
least 2-3 times a week. I am from Chettinad Karaikudi, so my blog has many Chettinad
recipes. If you are looking for many chettinad non-veg recipes, sorry I have
very few in my blog. I am a pure vegetarian so I cook for my dearies. I am glad
to be here to present you a simple rice recipe which comes very handy for a
weekday lunch or lunch box Looking forward to seeing
you all at My Kitchen Odyssey.
About Rafee, she is very sweet like her blog. You all know well
she shares many wonderful sweet recipes and many non-veg recipes. To a sweet
person I want to cook something helpful and simple, keeping her job in mind and
her kids as well.
Carrot rice - A simple rice made with carrots and peas. Kids love
colours, so I added peas as well.
I usually get something for Thursday temple gatherings. One fine
day I don't want to do regular curd rice, puliyotharai, lime rice. Usually for
prasad/neivedhyam the food should not have garlic and onion. So I tried this
carrot rice without ginger garlic paste and onions ,only with fennel and bay
leaf. I hardly see any difference in taste without ginger garlic and onions. You
can substitute masala powder with chili, coriander and garam masala powder.
If you are preparing it for kids lunch box you can reduce the
spice level. Only add 2 green chilies that's enough. Using of green peas is
optional but it gives a nice appealing colour to the rice.
Preparation time:30 minutes (Including Soaking
and Cooking the rice)
· 1 1/2 cup
raw rice(soaked for 15 min)/pacha arisi.
· 2 cups
grated carrot or 3 large carrots
· 1/4 cup
peas(frozen or fresh)/pattani.
· 1 tsp
masala powder or chili,coriander and garam masala/Masala podi.
· 1 tsp
salt or as required.
onion.(optional if using fennel and bay leaf)/vengayam.
· 1/4 tsp
· 1 tsp
ginger garlic paste(optional if using fennel and bay leaf)/inji poondu viluthu.
· 1 tsp
fennel(optional if using onion and ginger garlic)/sombu.
· 1 bay
leaf(optional if using onion and ginger garlic)/brinji Elai.
· Soak rice
for 15 min and drain the excess water.
cook it for a whistle with 3 cups of water (if you feel it will turn mushy add
2 drops of oil).
· Cool it
down by placing in wide pan or vessel.
carrots and keep the peas out if using frozen ones.
onions fine and prepare ginger garlic paste (if using fresh ones).
· Add 1
tbsp of oil to tava .
onions and saute it.
ginger garlic paste and saute it until the onions are translucent.
grated carrot and peas .Saute it for 5 minutes or until they are cooked.
turmeric powder,masala powder and salt.(careful don't burn the masalas).
little water .let the masala smell go off.
cooked and cooled rice.
rice is ready to serve.
with your favorite side or potato masala.
I just have a feeling that I have had a nice filling lunch, when it is just time for breakfast for me! Thank you so much Sathya for gracing my space, it was wonderful having you around... :)
Hope all of you enjoyed the post. Have a good weekend...
Labels: Guest post, Rice, Vegetarian