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- 4 -5 cups fresh carrots, peeled and sliced on a slant-not too thin
- 1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- water, to cover
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 -4 2 -4 tablespoons ghee or 2 -4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 -5 cardamom pods, seeds only
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 tablespoon cumin seed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 - 1 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- 1 ripe banana, sliced very thin
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional)
- 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.
- In the meantime, in a large skillet, heat the butter and stir in all of the spices, stir until fragrant.
- Stir in carrots and their liquid, raisins, and banana. Simmer slowly over low heat for about 30 minutes.
- 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.
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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.
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.
Very interesting but tasty. I have a ton of carrots and oranges, so this recipe was perfect. I followed all of the directions, except used oil spray instead of butter. The banana was fantastic and really made this dish. I loved how it sort of melted into a creamy, sweet sauce. I did not need the cornstarch. The sweet flavor went well with the carrots and the raisins were delish as well. I served this over brown rice. Thanks for posting this recipe! I have the book it came from as well, and it never crossed my mind to make this.
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