Masala Rice

A flavored rice recipe made with rice, coriander leaves and carrot. It is a quick recipe and you can make it with left over rice.

Masala Rice

Recipe by S Kamala
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Cuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A flavored rice recipe made with rice, coriander leaves and carrot. It is a quick recipe and you can make it with left over rice.


  • Rice – 1 cup

  • Fresh Coriander Leaves – chopped – 1 tablespoon

  • Carrot cut into small pieces – 1 tablespoon

  • Green Chillies – 2 Nos

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Garam Masala powder – a pinch

  • Ghee – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Cashew Nuts – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Cook the rice till soft (not too soft).
  • In a frying pan put the ghee and when it is hot add mustard.
  • When the mustard pops up, reduce the heat and add cashew nuts, carrot pieces, green chillies chopped and curry leaves. Fry till the cashews turn into light brown.
  • Add turmeric and garam masala and finely chopped coriander leaves. Stir well.
  • Add cooked rice along with salt. Mix well keeping the flame to low. Once everything blended well, remove it.


  1. Thanks Kamala,
    I have tried many recipes from your collection and have liked everyone of them. I just made this and we like it…Simple to make and very tasty. Thanks again.

  2. Hi Sangeeta,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Nice to hear that you tried this recipe and liked it.

  3. Hi kamal,Today I just saw ur site and tried out Capsicum rice,It was really so nice,Thanks a ton!!!

  4. Hi Freebird,

    Welcome to my site. Thank you for your feed back.

  5. kamala maami….superb receipies… plz add kerala style kozhambhu aviyal,oolan,elissery….

  6. Hi Kamala,
    Can you explain how did you manage to get the green color of the rice?? We just added the turmeric pdr and I guess it should be in yellow color and not green?

    • Hi Anusha,

      For this rice, I have added only a pinch of turmeric powder along with chopped coriander leaves, which makes the rice yellowish green. If you add more turmeric powder, then it will turn yellow. If you want more green rice, check my “Coriander Rice” recipe.

  7. hi,
    my friend told me about this site and i visited it…saw some of the recepies to be very simple and easy to make…my friend is great fan of ur recepies and me too…

  8. Hi Kamala,
    Ur site is very useful for beginners in kitchen like me. Thank you very much.

  9. hi mam!am just a beginer for my kitchen.i just had a look on ur site its so simple to understand n to make.i tried ur veg pongal.its so nice.

  10. Senthilnathan

    Hi Mam, just trying to start cooking,Thanks for your Recipes.I like all recipes which you posted here.:)

  11. Hi. Just tried out this masala rice recipe. I added peas too..Kids loved it. 🙂

  12. Had prepared it for my father and he just loved it and thanks for getting almost all south Indian dishes at one place

  13. Mrs Sai Santha

    I am from malaysia , your vegetarian recipe is good.

  14. For sweet ragi puttu..not sure how to check the consistency. Can you give an approx measurement of how much water for onecuoof ragi flour. This will help. Thanks

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