Spiced Carrots with Raisins

"Exotic flavours combining to make a refreshing dish that is a welcome side to a simple roast."
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  • In a small bowl, cover the raisins with boiling water and let stand 15 minutes.
  • In a large saucepan, combine carrots with enough boiling, salted water to cover by 2 inches and boil 2 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • In the same saucepan, saute the garlic in the oil over moderately-low heat until fragrant and add carrots.
  • Cover and cook 1 minute.
  • Add raisins, drained, brown sugar, spices and season to taste.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes longer, or until carrots are just tender.
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes and stir in yoghurt.

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  1. Lorac
    Very good! The usual carrot-raisin combination with the striking flavors of coriander, cumin and ginger. I made the recipe as directed. Even though I removed my pan from the heat,it was still too hot and the yogurt curdled. I served the carrots with Beer Marinate Beef Roast #61921. Four stars = Very good, will make again, needs no changes.
  2. UmmBinat
    A nice salad we had at room temperature. I used golden raisins as I think that is the version meant, unrefined extra virgin olive oil, dark brown sugar, freshly ground coriander, sea salt, thick yogurt, plus the rest of the ingredients. Made for ZWT7 Africa, for my team, Food.Commandos
  3. BarbryT
    Really good! Good hot, room temperature, cold. I keep snacking on them. I certainly shall make these carrots again. The spices, sugar and garlic are a perfect complement to the carrots. They are as good without the yogurt as with.
    We loved this! and we had real Greek yogurt to mix at the end. If anything I would increase the spices a bit, thought it was a bit bland but DH said that allowed the flavor of the carrots & raisins to come through.
  5. Rita1652
    Just loved this. I just discovered Greek yogurt! I must say that I had made carrots, onions and raisins the day before and saw this recipe so I added the remaining ingredients. This is very good! The spices really make this!Yes along with the thick rich Greek yogurt! Thanks!


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