Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jalapeno Carrot Curry

Who says carrots have to be boring?
No more plain old boiled carrots for this girl. You can always make Carrot Fries or Carrot Crust Pizza for something a bit different can try this spicy little concoction I whipped up for lunch today. 
You can adjust the heat to your own personal tastes...myself, I'm a not a spicy kinda gal so mine was fairly mild. looks really pretty know...that makes it taste even better. 

Jalapeno Carrot Curry

1/2 jalapeno, seeded & finely diced
1 slice onion, finely diced
1/4 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp curry powder
pinch sea salt
2 large carrots, shredded
1/2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut

Spray a nonstick or cast iron pan with cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook and stir diced jalapeno, onion, mustard seed, curry, and salt until onion is translucent.

Add in shredded carrots. Cook, stirring ever so often, until carrot is cooked through - about 10 minutes. 
Stir in half of the coconut. 
Scoop onto serving dish and sprinkle with remaining coconut.  

Serve hot. 
This makes enough for one (if eaten as a meal) but can very easily be doubled or tripled. 
According to Myfitnesspal for the entire recipe it is:
96 calories, 17 carbs, 2 fat, 1 protein.
I just wanted to add that you really should add the 1/2 Tbsp of coconut to this dish. It adds a whole other level of flavor that really compliments the spiciness. 
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  1. Ok, I am going to try this - it might also taste good if the carrot was left raw? Cheer

    1. Hmmm..... good question. It would totally change the texture, of course, but the taste would probably be the same :)

  2. This is a very pretty dish! I think it would look great on Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for your kind words :) It is a lovely dish!

  3. Mmmmm, looks great! Always looking for new ways to eat/cook carrots. Thank you for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday.

  4. I absolutely love the flavor combo here!
    I'd love to have you share this and/or any other recipe at Wednesday Extravaganza - A Foodie Link Party! Hope to see you there :)

  5. Enjoy your blog. What can I sub for the coconut?

    1. You can just leave it out if you want to. I like the extra layer of flavour it adds but it is not absolutely necessary to add it :)

  6. Hi Jo and Sue, so glad you added this to the collection - I've put this on my shortlist for a feature. Cheers from Carole's Chatter