Algerian Carrot Salad with Cumin – Zrodiya Bel Kemoun is a that is very easy to prepare. Zrodiya means carrot in (the Algerian Arabic dialect). This is eaten all around North African Countries.
Algerian Carrot Salad with Cumin (Zrodiya Bel Kemoun)
- 8 carrots
- 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of harissa (or 1 red chili pepper)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin (powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin (seeds)
- 1 small bunch of coriander
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of black pepper
Peel and wash the carrots.
Slice the carrots.
In a cooking pot add the carrots, the salt, and the water.
Cook for 20 minutes and set aside in a colander.
In a pilon (mortier or mahraz in Arabic), mix the peeled garlic, the cumin powder, the black pepper, and the harissa (or the chili red pepper).
In a frying pan add the sunflower oil and the mix of (garlic, cumin powder, black pepper, and the harissa) and cook for 2 or 3 minutes to give a deep flavor.
Add the sliced carrots and 2 tablespoons of water and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes and stir with a wooden spoon.
When the carrots are tender remove them from the heat.
Serve on dishing plate and add cumin seeds and a few leaves of coriander.
This salad can be eaten hot or cold, the carrots are tender, spicy, and full of flavor.