Monday, 1 October 2012

Moroccan Carrot Salad - A tribute to Danial Saraga of Haggis and Herring

I have been part of the Secret recipe club for a few months, and I have had the opportunity to visit many blogs through the monthly challenges. Haggis and Herring a lovely blog written by Daniel Saraga and his wife is one such blog that I have visited, so its with great sadness I am writing this post as a tribute to Daniel who passed away suddenly on Friday. The secret recipe club has organised this special edition of SRC where members are cooking from Daniels blog as a tribute to him and his passion for food. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniels family and pray that god gives them strength to deal with the grief in the coming months.

I have chosen this Moroccan style carrot and coriander salad recipe from Daniels blog. It  is a simple yet delicious salad and thanks to Daniel it will be one that I am going to add to my collection and prepare it time and time again.

 Tangy spicy Carrot and coriander salad with aromatic spices.


2 large carrots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoons fresh chopped coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste ( optional)


1. Peel the carrots and slice them decoratively in to thin slices.
2.Place the carrots in a microwaveable bowl with a little water and cover and cook on high for three minutes.
3. Drain the carrots and immediately drop them into cold water to stop the cooking process.
4. Drain the carrots and keep aside.
5. Heat oil in a pan , when it is hot add the garlic and sauté for a minute, add the drained carrots  followed by the salt, chilli powder, chilli flakes, cumin powder and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
6. Add the chopped coriander and the lemon juice and toss together.
7. Transfer to a serving dish  and garnish with a pinch of chilli flakes.
Can be served warm or cold.

You may like;
 Morrocan tomato rice


  1. This is one of my favorite things to make and yours looks beautiful. Wonderful tribute.

  2. Such a flavourufl salad, love it.

  3. What a delicious salad and a wonderful tribute to Daniel

  4. In Russia, they have a similar recipe called Korean carrots. I guess it shows that some things are universal.

  5. I love so many of Daniel's ethnic favorites. I'll be trying this one.

  6. Looks delicious.. Love the clicks..

  7. I think this is one of Daniel's that I have made before! Delicious.

  8. This would be a nice twist to my normal salad which I find boring now-a-days! :P
    Nice recipe. :)

  9. What great flavors and wonderful tribute to Daniel.

  10. This sounds fantastic, had never really thought about carrot salad in any form before, although coincidently I saw a grat one on masterchef the other night too :)


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