Carrot lime pulihora is a twist to traditional pulihora prepared with lime juice.

Carrot Pulihora ~ Carrot Lime Rice

Carrot pulihora is a tangy South Indian rice preparation with grated carrots and lime juice. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword Carrot Lime Rice, Lunch Box Idea, Pulihora, Quick & Easy Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice or rice of your preference
  • 1 Carrot grated or 1 cup grated Carrot
  • 1 Lime Juice approximately 3-4 tbsp
  • ¾ - 1 tsp Salt adjust to taste


  • 1½ - 2 tbsp Oil
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • 3 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 Dry Chili
  • 4 Curry Leaves
  • 2-3 small Green Chilies split into two
  • Pinch of Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Salt


  1. Wash and cook rice. I use 1: 1 ½ rice to water ratio to cook the rice.  Then transfer to a platter or a wide mouth bowl and let it cool.

  2. While rice is cooking, grate carrot.  In a bowl take grated carrot, lime juice, salt and mix well.  Keep it aside for at least 30 minutes.

  3. When rice cools, add the carrot lime juice mixture to it and mix well.

  4. Heat oil in a small skillet, add mustard, cumin, red chili and let seeds splutter.

  5. Add peanuts and roast until light brown.

  6. Add curry leaves, green chilies and let the chilies roast in oil.  Then add pinch of turmeric and salt. 

  7. Turn off the flame, pour the tadka over rice and mix well.

  8. Serve pulihora with some gravy, yogurt or eat it as is. 

Recipe Notes