Berber Carrots

"Found online; posting for ZWT6 (NA*ME/Tunisia)."
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  • Heat a dry frying pan until hot, add the coriander and caraway seeds and cook for 1 minute, shaking the pan from time to time, until fragrant.
  • Transfer the spices to a plate and allow to cool then crush to a powder using a mortar and pestle.
  • Heat the oil in the frying pan, add the carrots and sauté gently for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly browned all over.
  • Add the ground spices and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the vinegar and salt and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring from time to time , until the carrots are tender. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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  1. iewe7726
    These are great! A nice and simple way to spice up a traditional cooked carrot side. Thanks for sharing! :)
  2. Linky
    These were super! I'm going salt-free and the carrots were still wonderful without any!<br/>Thanks,AZ! Made for ZWT9 Soup-a-Stars
  3. Baby Kato
    These tasty carrots were the bomb. They were so good. We really enjoyed the natural sweetness of the carrotes. Loved the spice combination, who knew that those spices would taste so wonderful together, we really enjoyed the flavor that the roasted spices imparted, they were easy to grind with my motar and pestle. Thank you for sharing a recipe that we will be enjoying for a long time to come AZPARZYCH.
  4. lecole54
    These were really tasty! Didn't cook mine quite enough; will do better next time. However, the combination of the vinegar and the coriander and caraway seed was definitely a treat. I'm constantly amazed by the way spices are combined in the Islamic world of Northern Africa and the Middle East; this is one more illustration.
  5. Maryland Jim
    I love the flavor of coriander AND caraway so I made these tonight. Future DIL really liked them and this from someone who acknowledged not liking carrots!! Will definitely do again. Made for Football pool 2013.


  1. Debbwl
    Unique and very good. I really want to try these but was afraid DH would not like the spice combo but not only did he like it he said this was an easy five. Browning the carrots really helps bring out the natural sweetness. Made two very small changes, first used white vinegar in place of white wine vinegar and second do not have a mortar and pestle so just kind of crushed the caraway with a wide knife. Will make again. Thanks for the post.
  2. I'mPat
    I scaled this back for 1/2 lb of carrots which is what 3 of us normally eat as a side but honestly I think I could have doubled it and we still would have eaten it them all up. My spices were already grounded so I just dry fried to release the fragrance and skipped step 2. I did have use a dry white wine in place of white wine vinegar (think I had everything but) and the biggest accolade from the DM still going on about those carrots long after the meal is finished. Thank you AZPARZYCH, made for Photo Tag.


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