Sunday, May 22, 2011

baked glazed carrots

       Carrot is such a lovely vegetable.I love the color and specially the nice tender ones are sweet and so crunchy.Full of beta carotene ,which are great for eyes, I try and use them in various ways in my diet.The other day,the carrots were too many and needed to be used up.I really racked my brain and thought of how they could be combined with other things to make them work on my palate.They needed to be luscious and a bit of sweet and mmmm a bit of spice and .......basically a bit of everything and that too baked.My tongue and mind were playing a havoc and finally came to this recipe.I served it with savory waffles.This can be also eaten as a warm salad too.
Carrots peeled                                   5 nos
Onion slices thick                               1 no
Red bell peppers chopped                  1/2 no                              
crushed garlic                                     3 nos
grated ginger                                      1 tbsp
crushed chilli flakes                            1/2 tsp
Crushed pepper                                 1/4 tsp
honey                                                1/2 tsp
Italian herbs                                       1/2 tsp
Oregano                                            1/4 tsp
Olive oil                                            1-2 tbsp
salt to taste
Lime juice as per choice

Cut carrots into 1 cm ovals diagonally.
In a baking dish put in the carrots,onions,bell peppers,crushed garlic,ginger and everything else too.
Mix them well.
Add about 1/4 cup of water and cover well with aluminium foil.
Bake in pre heated oven at 180 deg for 15-20 mins.
Remove the cover and bake again for 10 mins till the edges of carrots brown a bit.
See that there is a bit of juice from the carrots still in there.
Top with lime juice and serve.They luscious and delicious.

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