Urban Spiced Carrots Moroccan way

So in the final leg, we are back to where we started off - Africa but doing a cuisine which is hugely popular from this part of the world..The Moorish or Moroccan cuisine. 

Extremely easy yet classic recipe to be used as side dish or starters or as nibbles. You can munch on these warm or cold, it is a clear winner all through.

So before we move to the recipe, last year, I visited the North African chain in germany a couple of times and have been stuck on to their food ever since. I experimented recipes beyond the couscous and tagines. 

So this particular recipe was something I tasted there and doing some research I found that it is not very traditional recipe...there are variations using different forms or carrots or carrots mixed with other vegetables which is available in popular moroccan joints. 



Ingredients
250 gms of baby carrots/ you can also use chunks of juicy red carrots 
1 tspn red paprika
1 tspn all spice powder (add more if you like, I did)
1 tspn black pepper crushed
1 tspn coriander powder
1/2 tspn cumin seeds powder
Olive oil
salt to taste

Method
1) Bring a pot of water and add the carrots - you may peel the carrots before doing so - I always do
2) Let the carrots cook with lid on for 4-5 min.
3) Drain and set aside
4) In a pan heat some olive oil and add the coriander and cumin seeds powder, toss until the flavors are sharp 
5) Add the carrots and toss them well, add the rest of the ingredients and coat the carrots well.
6) Leave this pan, if oven safe then directly into a preheated oven at 200c for 3-4 min or until there is a crispy crunch on the top. Alternatively set this in a baking sheet
7) Serve hot with a tomato salsa or dip of your choice. 





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10 comments:

Srivalli said...

Oh that's quite quick and easy!

Priya Suresh said...

Thats a fabulous spiced carrots, an incredible dish to have as a side.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

I love pickled carrots. So yum

Usha said...

Spiced carrots are inviting. Nice pic for U.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious spicy carrots...

Pavani N said...

Simply delicious carrots -- love that lovely color.

Amara Annapaneni said...

Simple yet delicious carrots..

Suma Gandlur said...

I tried once with a sweet dressing and everyone hated those carrots at home. Your spicy version sounds yummy.

Sapana Behl said...

Spiced carrots looks like perfect appetizer.

Smruti Shah said...

Such a simple yet flavorful way to eat carrots. Loved your pick!

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