Hey foodies, we are back with a banger. What we have on the menu is Carrot stew, a yummy substitute for your regular tomato stew. There’s been a debate lately about carrot stew, but we are here to let you know that it’s okay to try something new. A very delicious one at that. A lot of people have taken it a notch up by making carrot jollof rice. Oh well, let’s slow it down and take a step at a time.
Carrot has lots of nutritional benefits and an awesome choice for people struggling to get carrot into their child’s meal. They are also relatively cheap when in season, and have no overpowering effect, so why not? With no further ado, let’s jump right into it.
Fresh carrot (500g)
Red Capsicum (Tatase)
Cayenne Pepper (Shombo)
Green pepper (2 small ones)
Tiger Rosemary Leaves (1 teaspoon)
Atarodo pepper (3 medium size)
Tiger Garlic Powder 5g
Tiger Nutmeg Powder (1 teaspoon)
Vegetable Oil (250ml)
Larsor Chicken Seasoning
Tiger Curry Powder (1 tablespoon)
Vegeta Shallot (4 tablespoons)
Salt (to taste)
Step 1: Wash and cut your fresh carrots, then blend with 3 tbs of Vegeta Shallot. Make it a rough blend because you don’t want to have your stew splashing all over the place. Set it aside.
Step 2: Wash the atarodo pepper. Wash and deseed the shombo and Tatase. Blend them and set aside.
Step 3: To your washed chicken, add Larsor Chicken Seasoning powder, Tiger Garlic powder, Tiger Curry powder, Vegeta Shallot and salt. Mix, add water, cover your pot and let it cook for about 20mins-30mins.
Step 4: Place your pan on medium heat and add Vegetable Oil. Fry the chicken till golden brown. Take the chicken out in a sieve. Pour in the pepper mix into the oil, add Tiger Nutmeg Powder, Larsor Chicken Seasoning, Tiger Curry Powder and stir. Allow to fry for 3 minutes. Add the Carrot mix and stir. Allow to fry for about 5 mins or till the water dries up.
Step 4: Add the chicken stock to the stew, taste and adjust salt. Simmer for another 3 minutes
Step 5: Introduce your fried chicken, stir and cover to let it cook for about 2mins.
Step 6: Add your diced green pepper, stir, and your food is ready.
You will not be able to guess that this stew has any carrot in it because it looks just like the tomatoes and pepper stew that we usually make, just without the tomatoes. Let us know if you are going to be trying out this recipe.
If you have tried it, did you love it? What was your style? What did you pair it with? Rice, pasta, plantain, yam etc
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