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How to make Carrot Stew (11 Easy Steps)

A lot of people do not know carrot stew and they cannot make the stew. It is normal you must not know everything. So, I asked my friend if she has eaten carrot stew before and she said, like eat stew that they added carrot? I couldn’t help but look at her strangely, well I said never mind, the question you asked indicates that you haven’t eaten it before.

For people like my friend who may likely ask the same question about carrot stew, this post is for them, you can go through this article to know how to make your carrot stew. It is not weird to eat carrot stew, my friend concluded that it is weird to eat carrot stew.

Carrot stew is delicious especially for people who love carrots and those who do not like to chew them because of how strong the carrot is.

Carrot stew is more of an intercontinental dish than a Nigerian stew and it is not common in the country, you can make a simple tomato-less stew using carrots and it will still taste like your normal tomatoes stew.

You just have to follow the instructions below and use the ingredients to get the right taste and to prepare a very delicious carrot stew.

Ingredients for carrot stew/tomato less stew

  1. 15 pieces of beef (assorted meat or chicken)
  2. 3 carrots
  3. 5 red bell peppers
  4. 3 scotch bonnets
  5. 2 medium onions
  6. 1 lemon, squeeze out the juice
  7. 1 small ginger, grated
  8. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  9. 1 teaspoon curry
  10. 1 teaspoon thyme
  11. 2 stock cubes
  12. 2 bay leaves, optional
  13. 1 cup of beef or chicken stock
  14. Cooking oil (enough to fry the meat)
  15. Salt to taste

Directions on how to make carrot stew/tomato-less stew

  1. Season the meat with onions, pepper, maggi and salt, add water to cook until very tender and set aside.
  2. Heat up oil in a pan and fry the meat until golden, remove from the oil and set aside.
  3. Chop carrots into smaller sizes, combine with peppers and equal part of onions, and cook until very soft.
  4. Drain the carrot from the liquid and wait to get col, blend everything without water into a smooth puree and set aside.
  5. Place a pan on heat; add 2 cooking spoons of peanut oil to it, once it is hot add chopped onions, ginger, garlic and fry for 1 minute.
  6. Add the pepper mix (blended carrot) into the oil and stir-fry on medium for 10 minutes or until the oil floats to the top.
  7. Add bay leaves, season the stew with curry, thyme salt, 2 seasoning cubes and stir to combine.
  8. At this point, the stew will taste a little bit sweet due to the carrot, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to it and stir, keep adding the juice to adjust the taste of the stew. Lemon juice contains citric acid, the acid will nicely balance the sweetness of the carrot. Once you have arrived at a balanced taste which is what you want.
  9. Add the meat stock to the stew, stir if the stew is very thick, cover, and cook the stew for another 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  10. Return the fried meat to the stew and stir to combine, cook for 5 minutes more
  11. Taste for seasonings and adjust if need be. Take out bay leaves and the stew off from heat, serve your carrot stew with boiled rice or as you want and enjoy.

Nutritional benefits of carrots

  1. It is crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious.
  2. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants.
  3. In skincare, carrot does a great job, as it’s used in most skincare and beauty products.
  4. It’s also the basic ingredient in the production of carrot oil and carrot powder.

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