Gajar Pulao Recipe - Spiced Carrot Rice

Gajar Pulao or Spiced carrot Rice is a yummy rice recipe which is easy to make and can be made in jiffy. Serve it with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other raita of your choice and a roasted Papad for a delicious weekday meal.

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Gajar Pulao Recipe - Spiced Carrot Rice
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Carroty Flashed Rice as I like to call this Gajar Pulao is packed with nutrients, along with the Basmati Rice is pleasantly aromatic for your weekday lunch and dinner. Simple to make and delicious to eat, you should definitely give this recipe a try.

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.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rice Recipes that you can pack in your Lunch Box or make it for your everyday meals:

  1. Lemon Rice Recipe
  2. Pudina Rice Recipe
  3. Spinach Rice Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

55 M


4 Servings


  • 3 Carrots (Gajjar) , long thinly sliced and steamed
  • 2 Onions , grind into paste
  • 2 Tomatoes , grind to a puree
  • 6 cloves Garlic , paste
  • 2 Green Chillies , grind into paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 cups Rice
  • 4 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , fnely chopped 
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Gajar Pulao Recipe - Spiced Carrot Rice

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

  9. 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.

Last Modified On Wednesday, 07 August 2019 16:23
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