Sweet & Sour Carrots for Vata

This sweet, vata-reducing recipe is a great accompaniement to any meal. Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A (beta-carotene), a natural antioxidant essential for tissue growth in the body.

  • 1 cup carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • sea salt or rock salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced or grated 
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

Steam cook the carrot for 5-6 minutes until fork tender. Heat ghee in a pan until melted, and add raisins, sautéing briefly. Once the raisins plump up, add carrot, ginger, cardamom, salt and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, zest and parsley. Serve warm.