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Carrot Salad - Sweet

Carrot Salad - Meetha

Mamta Gupta

This is a sweet salad. You can serve it with an ice-cream scoop, in round heaps on the plate. It is very similar to the salad I had in a restaurant in Dublin. Serves 4


  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely grated

  • 1 tbsp. sultanas or raisins (optional). You can add a handful of blue berries instead.

  • Dressing

  • A sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper

  • A sprinkling of cumin seeds, roasted and coarsely ground

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tsp. sugar or equivalent sweetener

  • 1/4 tsp. coriander seeds, roasted and ground (optional)

  • Fine rind of 1/2 orange (optional)

  • 1-2 tbsp. fresh orange juice (you can use a good quality, sweet/balsamic vinegar instead)

  • Tarka or tempering

  • 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp. Nigella/onion seeds, kalaunji/kalownji (optional)

  • 1/4tsp. chilli flakes


  1. Mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl or jar.

  2. Place carrots, sultanas/raisins and orange rind in a bowl and mix with the dressing.

  3. Tarka

  4. Heat oil in a ladle, add Nigella seeds when oil is hot. When they crackle a little, add chilli flakes. Stir with a teaspoon and pour over the salad. Stir and mix well.

  5. Serve chilled.

  6. You can serve individual portion on plates, using an ice-cream scoop.

  7. You can also add 1 tbsp. finely shredded ginger to this salad.


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