Tandoori Carrots With Vadouvan Spice And Yogurt

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This recipe comes from the January edition of Bon Appetit magazine and I’ve already made it twice. That is because the first time, I made it for a party and was too busy to stop and photograph the dish.  I made many more for the party, but was able to taste one before they were gone… in a hurry. People loved them. I love them. In the magazine there is one more ingredient they put into the sauce, but I removed it, deciding it was better without that particular spice. The carrots are a little spicy and the yogurt sauce cools it down, a delightful combination. Enjoy!

2 Tbsp. vadouvan

2 garlic cloves, finely grated, divided

1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt, divided

3 Tbsp. olive oil

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

1 Lb. small carrots, tops trimmed, scrubbed

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix vadouvan, half of garlic, 1/4 cup yogurt, and 3 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Add carrots and toss to coat. Roast on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer, turning occasionally, until tender and lightly charred in spots, 25-30 minutes.

Whisk lemon juice, remaining garlic, and remaining 1/4 cup yogurt in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Place carrots (along with crunchy bits on baking sheet) on a platter. Drizzle with yogurt mixture and serve.

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5 thoughts on “Tandoori Carrots With Vadouvan Spice And Yogurt

  1. Susan did not say anything about the spice – Vadouvan. It is a French/Indian curry. I’m not a huge fan of curry dishes, but I love these carrots – the spice is wonderful. Vadouvan was difficult to find but we were able to order it online.
    If you prefer a vegan version, I think that coconut milk might be a good substitute for the yogurt.

    • Absolutely! I was worried that the carrots would still be on the table at the end of the party, but they went fast! Also…. I’ve pretty much decided to replace curry with vadouvan. Much more depth of flavor.

      • Hey Susan, anyone would love to go for tasty and healthy recipe. Vadouvan definitely adds kick to the recipe.

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