It’s the season of carrots! And while there are those who love indulging in plenty of carrot juice, did you know this seasonal vegetable can be utilized in other ‘delicious’ ways too? Check out some other great recipes you can try :
Gajjar Ka Halwa
This is a classic and beloved Pakistani dessert that is made of grated carrots, milk, sugar, ghee (clarified butter) and is often garnished with nuts. It’s a rich and indulgent sweet dish, especially popular during winter. It’s the ultimate winter snack.
Where halwa serves your sweet tooth; there is also a tangy and spicy condiment that adds flavor to meals. Carrots are often combined with other vegetables like cauliflower and turnips and then pickled in a mixture of spices, vinegar, and oil.
Grated or finely chopped carrots can be added to yogurt to make a refreshing carrot raita. It’s a cool and soothing side dish that compliments spicy curries and biryanis.
Mixed Vegetable Sabzi
Carrots are a common ingredient in mixed vegetable sabzi (curry). They are often combined with other vegetables like peas, potatoes, and beans, and cooked with spices to create a flavorful and nutritious side dish. This is a favorite as it is healthy and is a good mix for kids to take to school too!
Fresh carrot juice is a popular and healthy beverage in Pakistan. It’s often served on its own or combined with other fruits and vegetables for a refreshing and nutritious drink.
While not as popular as other snacks, however, grated carrots can be incorporated into paratha dough along with spices to make delicious carrot parathas. These stuffed flatbreads are usually served with yogurt or pickles.
This is a nutritious and comforting dish. Carrots are simmered with spices and sometimes blended to create a smooth and velvety soup. It’s often garnished with fresh herbs or a dollop of yogurt.
Carrots can be part of the filling for samosas, which are popular savory pastries in Pakistan. The filling typically includes a mixture of potatoes, peas, and carrots, seasoned with various spices.