Algerian Carrots

Algerian Carrots

Algerian Carrots recipe is a great dish that can be served as an appetizer. Enjoy the taste of this Algerian carrots with your family and friends. This versatile dish is perfect for any occasion!
This Algerian carrot recipe will make you feel like you are in Algeria, with all the spices and flavors. The best thing about this dish is that it’s easy to make, so go ahead and give it a try!
prep: 10 mins cook: 35 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings


1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon salt

2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced

1 ½ cups water

3 cloves cloves garlic, crushed

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

5 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon lemon juice


Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with 1 1/2 cups of water, or just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the sliced carrots, reduce the heat to medium, and cover the pan again. Steam until tender but not mushy, 4 to 6 minutes depending on the thickness of the slices. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the salt, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, and thyme. Cook the spices and garlic, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Add the 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid and the bay leaf, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir in the carrots, tossing well to coat with the spice mixture, and cook until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and remove the bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 157 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 11.6g; sodium 476.3mg.

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