Curried Carrot Bites

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Carrots are one of the vegetables that triggers my creativity the most when making snacks or sweets. This is another simple but moreish recipe with full of curry flavour. Very healthy as the main ingredients are just carrots and oats.

The story behind making these bites is that when my previous housemates left the house for good the other day, they left a bag of their carrots by accident, in exchange of a pack of my mushrooms! So I made a good excuse to use them for experiment. There are a couple more recipes I made at the same time as this, so I will put them on my blog in future.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting the outcome of this recipe to be so good. In fact, my first bite gave me a bit of a surprise. But it reminded me once again that a few ordinary ingredients can turn into something so yummy and still good for you. Eating good and healthy doesn’t require you to have a special cooking skill.

These bites are not crispy all the way like cookies. The outside is  cooked and crispy dry but the inside is still moist. They are delicious straight out of the oven while they are still hot, but you’ll taste the curry flavour when cooled down. Personally I love them hot.

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Ingredients (makes about 15 bites):

2 cups grated carrot (grate with the finest side of a box grater)

1 cup porridge oats

2 tbsp garam masala

1/5 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 160C.

2. Mix all the ingredients together. The mixture should be hard enough to shape balls and not too runny. If it’s too hard add a little water and if too soft, add some more oats.

3. Shape into balls and bake in the oven until the outside is baked. The inside stays moist which I like, but if you want it to be dry then lower the temperature and continue to cook.

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