Photo of Tandoori Carrots with Carrot Puree and Orange Yogurt by WW

Tandoori Carrots with Carrot Puree and Orange Yogurt

Total Time
1 hr 15 min
25 min
50 min
This recipe is inspired by a recipe in the ON VEGETABLES cookbook by Jeremy Fox.


Uncooked carrot(s)

3 pound(s), peeled, divided (regular or rainbow variety)

Vegetable broth

1 cup(s), high quality store-bought (or water)

Kosher salt

1½ tsp(s)

Plain lowfat Greek yogurt

1 cup(s), 2%, divided

Garlic clove(s)

4 clove(s), medium, minced

Minced ginger

1 tbsp(s)

Curry powder

1 tbsp(s)

Black pepper

½ tsp(s)

Crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp(s)

Ground cloves

1 pinch

Orange zest

2 tsp(s), finely grated

Orange juice

1 tbsp(s)


¼ cup(s), and/or mint leaves coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roughly chop ½ lb carrots; place in a medium pot with broth and 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender; puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt (optional); set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, halve remaining carrots lengthwise; set aside. Place 1/2 c yogurt in a large bowl with 1 tsp salt, garlic, ginger, curry powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes and cloves; whisk well to combine. Add reserved raw carrots to bowl; stir well to coat with yogurt mixture.
  4. Place yogurt-coated carrots on prepared pan in a single layer; roast carrots, stirring halfway through cooking, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Just before serving, whisk orange zest and juice into remaining 1/2 c yogurt; season to taste with salt (optional).
  6. To serve, place carrot puree on a large serving platter; use a spoon to smear it evenly around center of platter. Top with roasted carrots; dollop yogurt mixture over top. Sprinkle with cilantro and/or mint; serve immediately.


Serving size: 1/6 of roasted carrots, 4 Tbsp carrot puree, 4 tsp yogurt