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Old 02-09-2009, 02:53 PM   #11
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try boiling carrots in orange juice, green beans in lemon juice (not full strength). add chopped walnuts to the carrots and sliced almonds to the beans.

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:04 AM   #12
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Personally, I'm a huge fan of cumin. I'm a big fan of coriander too. I'm NOT a big fan of carrots, but cumin or ginger tends to make them more palatable to me.

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:03 PM   #13
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As GB stated you can bring veggies to life by adding herbs and spices and aromatics such as garlic and ginger.

In Indian cooking a veggie is never an ordinary veggie, it is transformed by the use of spices and addition of other ingredients like onions, tomatoes, nuts, cream, yogurt, coconut, tamarind and the list goes on and on. The interesting thing is that you can use the same veggie (example eggplant) and if you cook it with one set of ingredients like tomatoes, onions and yogurt it tastes completely different than if you made it with more pungent spices, nuts, tamarind etc.

I also prefer to slow cook or roast vegetables to bring out natural sweetness and a more intense flavor. Given my affinity towards everything flavorful, it does get a healthy does of cumin, corrainder, ajwain seeds, chilis, herbs like cilantro and lime juice. The end product is super delicious.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:26 PM   #14
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I agree entirely with Yakuta. How about adding capsicums(red and yellow) for the colour and to enhance the taste. Try slowly roasting the capsicum in olive oil, then adding to the other veggies, that way you get the capsicum taste and the roasting taste.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #15
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My mother uses butter, parsley, and basil. It's very good.

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Old 02-21-2009, 02:48 PM   #16
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I love carrots and any other veg to be roasted and then honey spread over them.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:02 PM   #17
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I have no idea what spices the restaurant used but a mixture of butter and a bit of brown sugar over steamed carrots is delicious.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:27 AM   #18
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i like use bananas to make salad.it is easy and it tastes like ice cream when it put in the frige
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:51 AM   #19
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I add ginger at times (like Callisto) and saute the carrots after
par boiling or microwaving them a bit. This caramelizes them and
makes them a bit sweeter.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:00 PM   #20
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When cooking carrots as a side dish, I like to cook them in beef stock w/onion, mainly because I love them w/pot roast. I also like to roast in the oven w/seasoned salt, red pepper and olive oil. It makes them sweet, savory and spicy all at the same time.

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