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Carrot Zucchini Rice Pilaf Recipe

A few mouthful of this flavorsome carrot zucchini pilaf with natural plain yogurt, that is all you need to make a complete, comfy and cozy meal.

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Carrot Zucchini Rice Pilaf Recipe

Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cook Time = 30 minutes
Total Time = 40 minutes
Category = Main
Cuisine = Indian
Serves = 4
Nutrition Info = 244 calories
Serving Size = 1 serving


» Carrot Zucchini Rice Pilaf Recipe:


» How to Make Carrot Zucchini Pilaf:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds, green cardamom, cinnamon stick, dried red chili, black cardamom, and star anise.
  3. Saute for a few seconds or until they start to splutter.
  4. Add chopped onions, chopped garlic, and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Now add tomatoes, green chilies and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add grated carrot, grated zucchini, salt, and saute for 5 minutes.
  7. Add curry powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and mix well to combine.
  8. Add drained rice, and 2 cups of water. (Use boiling water for faster cooking).
  9. Mix well, and let the water come to boil.
  10. Once boiling, cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame for about 10 minutes or until the rice is well cooked. Do not overcook the rice.
  11. Then drizzle 1 tablespoon of clarified butter on top, if you want.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves, grapes, raisins, and fresh salad.
  13. Serve hot with raita and some pickle.


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