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Spiced Carrot

Spiced Carrot

 Prep.Time: 20 mins
 Cook.Time: 30 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4


 4-5 Ltr Saucepan
 Small non stick Frying Pan
 Vegetable Peeler
 Sharp Knife
 Chopping Board
 Wooden Spoon
 Pestle and Mortar
 Jug or Hand Blender


 700g/1.5lb Carrots
 2 Cooking Onions
 3-4 Cloves Garlic
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 2 Vegetable Stock Cubes
 1 ltr/2 pts Hot Water
 3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
 1½ tsp Cumin Seeds
 1½ tsp Coriander Seeds
 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
 1 Tbsp Paprika
 Black Pepper


Put cumin, coriander and sesame seeds into dry frying pan and toast until lightly golden.
Transfer to a Pestle and Mortar and grind with the paprika to a fine powder.
Peel and finely chop onions and garlic.
Fry onions in olive oil until soft.
Peel and slice carrots.
Add garlic, carrots and spice mix, stir and sauté for a few minutes.
Add the red wine vinegar and allow to bubble away.
Once the vinegar smell has lessened and there is very little liquid left, add the hot water and stock cubes.
Bring to the boil then allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Blend until smooth and return to pan to reheat.
Add pepper for taste.
Serve in warmed bowls.

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