Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! When I make this I will probably add cinnamon. I don't like shredded coconut but think for those of you that do that toasted shredded coconut would be great on this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place carrots, orange juice, and salt in a medium pot with enough water to cover the carrots. Bring to a boil and turn down heat, simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, in a large skillet, heat the butter and stir in all of the spices, stir until fragrant.
  3. Stir in carrots and their liquid, raisins, and banana. Simmer slowly over low heat for about 30 minutes.
  4. If the liquid seems too thin, take some out and whisk the cornstarch into it, then slowly stir it into the curry, heat a few minutes more until thick and it is ready to serve.
Most Helpful

I am a huge fan of Indian food, and this recipe will be added to my favourites. I loved the sweet element of the raisins and orange juice (couldn't add the banana because DH is allergic) with the savoury spices. I used brown mustard seeds, and roasted them in the oil until they turned gray and popped, then added a few fresh curry leaves and the rest of the spices, following the recipe instructions. After 30 minutes of simmering, the sauce had turned to a glaze, so using the optional cornstarch was not necessary. Thank you for submitting this delicious recipe.

Sweet Baboo March 09, 2008

I have HAD the "Vegetarian Epicure" since it came out and have used this recipe many times. Tonight I put a couple of pieces of crystallized ginger (chopped) in it. I used the corn starch, but probably didn't need to. I used to make German Rice Ring a lot--think I will do it again if my cucumbers ever ripen! And ever since my children were little in the 70s, Peirniki have been a Christmas tradition.

Susan M. October 13, 2014

I'm giving this a 5 star but I must admit that my DW and DD were not as impressed as I was. I thought it was great, I really like all of the flavors. BTW, I did not have to use the cornstarch.

Maryland Jim May 14, 2008