Mar 9, 2009

Carrots & Mango

I’m always trying to find new and different ways to prepare carrots. I have my much beloved caramelized carrots -which are absolutely yummy- but I have yet another recipe to add to the list. You might have heard of this combination in a smoothie, but do you know how delicious it is when you combine carrots with mango and stir-fry the whole shebang? Add a little fresh note to it in the form of ginger. Throw in some spices, a hint of onion, a little garlic and you’ve reeled me in.


5 large carrots
1 large onion
1 garlic clove
fresh ginger (1 tbsp grated)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 ripe mango
2 tbsp oil
1/2 lemon


Peel about 5 large carrots and give them a rough chop. No really large chunks, but don’t make the pieces too small either.

Chop an onion. You’d be hard-pressed to find an onionless recipe in my blog. I need to fix this onion addiction!

More frozen grated ginger; about one tbsp. Also grate or mince a large (or two medium) garlic clove. Get a small bowl and combine 1/8 tsp ground cumin with 1/4 tsp curry powder and 1/4 tsp cinnamon.

Use a vegetable peeler (or paring knife) and peel a ripe mango. Slice it about 1/2 inch off the middle—that way you’ll miss the stone. Do the same on the other 3 sides, basically cutting around the stone. Coarsely chop the mango.

Heat 2 tbsp oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook for a minute. Add the carrots and ginger. Cook over low to medium heat until everything starts to brown and the carrots have a tenderness (or bite to them) you like.

Once the carrots and onions start to brown, season them with a generous amount of salt and some black pepper. Add the spice mix, stir it in and cook for an additional 30 seconds. This smells so delicious!

Lower the heat and carefully stir in the mango pieces.

Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, and here’s the finishing touch; drizzle a little honey all over. Not too much, about a tbsp.

Garnish with coriander or flat-leaf parsley and some freshly cracked black pepper. This stuff is amazing! It doesn’t just look really pretty and cheerful on a plate; it’s also incredibly good with grilled meat or chicken and roasted potatoes!

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      I would have never thought of this. I love cooking/baking – but sometimes my horizons are limited ;-) And genius on peeling the mango, have never done that before! I can’t wait to make this, as I have been SO bored with carrot dishes of late.

      elizabethk on Mar 9, 2009 @ 4:50 pm Reply
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      wow – that looks amazing. we haven’t started getting mangoes here as yet, but can’t wait to make this. i would never have thought mangoes and carrots go well together. thanks for this. bookmarked.

      Arundathi on Mar 9, 2009 @ 5:17 pm Reply
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      Oh wow, this is like an orgy of contradictions for my household, haha! My boyfriend LOVES mangos, but hates carrots. I’ll gladly eat the carrots, but would rather eat bugs than mango. Guess we have no choice but to make this anyway. and just share! Oh the hardship of eating your delicious food…!

      Anneli on Mar 9, 2009 @ 6:13 pm Reply
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      Wow! I would have never thought of this combination. Looks amazing though. I’ll have to give it a try. Wish I had known this recipe when we lived in Florida and had a huge mango tree in our yard – we ate and used and froze as many as we could and still gave bags of them away.

      Karen (KayKay) on Mar 9, 2009 @ 10:33 pm Reply
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      Wow, that sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try this!

      Rachel on Mar 9, 2009 @ 11:06 pm Reply
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      This looks yummy and something I would have never combined. I will give it a try when fresh produce starts showing up.

      Treehouse Chef on Mar 9, 2009 @ 11:48 pm Reply
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      It looks delish as always. I think my kids would like this as well. Thanks for another great recipe.

      mommyknows on Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:15 am Reply
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      that looks fantastic!

      Donalyn on Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:44 am Reply
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      I would think peaches would do very well with this same recipe as well. I will have to try this since I do love both carrots and mangoes and glazed carrots happens to be one of my signature veggie dishes.

      dick on Mar 10, 2009 @ 6:19 am Reply
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      Amazing photos. As usual. Love the recipe!

      Holly on Mar 10, 2009 @ 9:45 am Reply
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      What a beautiful combination! I love both mango and carrot and this looks intriguing!

      ChefBliss on Mar 11, 2009 @ 5:21 pm Reply
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      Looks awesome! I have an aversion to working with fresh mangos — I always find it so difficult — but this looks so good that I just might have to overcome my fear!

      Farmer Gal on Mar 11, 2009 @ 6:17 pm Reply
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      Finally found the recipe using molasses that I enjoyed so much and then lost! Anyhow, I thought you might like to have it to try:

      The “Pennies” are delicious!

      Kate/Massachusetts on Mar 12, 2009 @ 1:15 am Reply
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      You’re right! I think this is incredible with roast!

      Mrs Ergül on Mar 12, 2009 @ 8:23 am Reply
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      I promptly made this after you posted it, and it was AMAZING. I didn’t even need a “main dish”; I just put it over rice and indulged in some serious masticatory bliss.

      Thanks for another delicious recipe! I can’t wait to try the Moroccan Kefta.

      Jana on Mar 15, 2009 @ 3:45 am Reply
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      That looks fantastic! I love your gorgeous photography!



      Rosa on Mar 15, 2009 @ 7:43 pm Reply
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      Dutch Kitchen Supply Store?

      kiki on Mar 21, 2009 @ 8:44 am Reply
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      I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

      Simonn on Mar 25, 2009 @ 3:05 am Reply
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      I would never have thought of putting these two ingredients together, but I bet it is amazing! Sounds interesting and addictive. Thanks for sharing!

      finsmom on Mar 29, 2009 @ 4:58 pm Reply
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      I’ve never thought of combining carrots and mango! Sounds delish!

      Kirby! on Mar 29, 2009 @ 8:55 pm Reply
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      These are SO yummy! When I saw the recipe I was intrigued. I made them tonight and they were a huge hit. Went great with roasted pork loin. I did everything up to adding the mange a couple of hours ahead, then nuked it with the mango and added the lemon juice and honey at the end. Everyone loved them. We’ll definitely be adding these to the veggie rotation at our house.

      Thanks for the wonderful recipes and photos. I’ve been recommending your blog right and left. Fantastic stuff!

      Alison on Jul 4, 2009 @ 7:18 am Reply
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      Very, very, very tasty. I didn’t have fresh ginger and my mango wasn’t so ripe, but anyway the dish was EXCELLENT! Never would imagine to try a combination like that… You’re great cook!

      I served it with roasted lamb in species and roasted potatoes. Yummy!!!

      Thank you for the fantastic recipe from all my family and
      Happy New 2010!!!

      Diana on Jan 1, 2010 @ 2:06 pm Reply
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      I would love to make the dish.. But in Australia, it is not a mango season right now, so what else can be the best alternative to mango? And I m in love with the website. I have never seen such a delicious looking website be4 … Very well done… Bravo girl…

      Krupa on Apr 14, 2011 @ 3:05 pm Reply
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      Finally made this, this week-end.  LOVED it.  So did the hubby tho’ he suggested he’d like less curry in his.  Love the idea to eat it over rice!  To me this was almost like dessert.  So excited about learning to love new spice combinations….

      Lori on Apr 20, 2011 @ 3:10 pm Reply

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