Thursday, 26 January 2012

Indian Carrot Salad for Mums and Dads

A cunning recipe for my thrifty50 month!  Who doesn't have carrots in the house?  They're one of the few vegetables you can buy British on all year round which makes them super cheap and this recipe is super tasty.  Result!  No reason not to feed to kids, just be guided by how good they are with spices (this isn't hot though).

Indian Carrot Salad - serves 2-3 adults as a side dish


1-2 Carrots (depending on size)
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Juice of half a lemon
Black pepper, a few grindings
1/2 tsp sugar


Grate the carrots then heat the oil in a frying pan and heat the seeds in the pan until they start to pop.  Take the pan off the heat and pour immediately, oil and all over the carrots.  Add the sugar, pepper and lemon juice and serve!  Great with chicken tikka as in the above picture (you can just see it in the arty out of focus fuzziness...)



  1. Love it! We usually have piles of carrots, as we have rabbits. Speaking of which (off to check whether the poor thing has not frozen and hand him a carrot)

    1. Cool! It's surprisingly tasty. It's amazing how through trying to be thrifty I'm using more carrots. They're dirt cheap but I often don't get through the whole pack and they end up sad and bendy in my fridge. Over the last two weeks we got through a whole value pack!

  2. Thanks for linking up with Britain's Got Salad. Lovely salad...and one I'll definitely try out, as we all love carrots.


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