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Author Notes: During the holiday season, I begin to yearn for a vegetable sans cream or butter. This crunchy salad is so restorative and the whole spices give it plenty of zip. The flavor continues to improve after several hours in the fridge. —student epicure
large carrots, roughly grated
cup greek yogurt
cup unsweetened coconut, toasted
tablespoons ghee (or oil or butter)
teaspoon black mustard seeds
teaspoon cumin seeds
teaspoon ground coriander
teaspoons chili powder or cayenne pepper
salt, to taste
- Combine carrots, yogurt, and coconut in a large serving bowl.
- Meanwhile, heat ghee or oil in a small sauce pan. When very hot, but not smoking, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let fry until the mustard seeds start to pop, then immediately remove and pour over the carrots. Sprinkle on the coriander and chili powder and toss. Season with salt. Serve right away or chill for several hours to improve flavor.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Root Vegetable Side