These delicious Honey glazed carrots make the perfect holiday side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. A little bit different from the classic roasted Carrots but amazing when tossed in honey, turmeric, cumin seeds, and a touch of garam masala. Ready in just 15 minutes!
About this Honey roasted carrots recipe
I learned this recipe for Honey Glazed carrots from a chef friend and let me tell you they are so good. Aside from traditional flavors, he suggested I toss the cooked carrots in butter with cumin seeds, turmeric, garam masala, or curry powder and honey.
I call this garam masala roasted carrots recipe simple, quick, easy, and hassle-free as it is pretty straightforward. All the ingredients are stocked in my pantry/refrigerator. So it is as simple as cooking the carrots, tossing them with the rest of the ingredients, and Serving! These glazed carrots can be made on the hob, oven, or even Instant Pot.
This delicious side is something that you can stir up in just under 15 minutes and is perfect with your holiday meals or even weeknight dinners.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE?
Minimal preparation -This Roasted Carrots recipe requires hardly any prep. As I love using baby carrots / mini carrots – no peeling is required because of the tenderness.
Any variety of carrots – Use mini carrots, bunched carrots, large, or small carrots for this holiday carrots recipe
Versatile – Vary the spice and the flavors to suit your liking.
Vegan side dish – Turn this into a vegan side dish by swapping maple syrup for honey and using Vegan butter. I have made Maple roasted carrots in my Instant Pot – fancy trying it?
You will need 9 ingredients to make these easy Honey-glazed Carrots recipe including water, salt & pepper. All the ingredients are basic and easy to find.
Carrots – I like to use mini carrots, especially as they are tender. However, you can use any variety of carrots – big, small, or bunched. If the carrots are big, scrub, peel, and dice them to equal sizes
Honey – lends sweetness to the roasted carrots. For Vegan alternatives use Maple syrup glaze.
Butter – adds richness in taste to these glazed carrots. I wouldn’t swap for oil unless I don’t have them in my pantry.
Cumin seeds, Turmeric and Garam Masala – together lend the Indian flavor profile to the glazed carrots.
Water – is needed to boil the carrots until just cooked.
Salt & Pepper to taste
HOW TO MAKE QUICK & EASY HONEY GLAZED CARROTS RECIPE?
Two easy steps and 15 minutes are all you need for these curried glazed carrots!
Step 1 Prepare the carrots – Wash the carrots well and boil them in water for 2-3 minutes until tender. If you are using larger carrots, you will need to increase the cooking time by another few minutes. Fork test the carrots to see if they are ready.
Step 2 Toss with seasoning – Toast the cumin seeds in a pan, until fragrant. Now melt the butter in the same pan. Add the carrots and saute them for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients – honey, turmeric, a pinch of garam masala, and toss them well. Cook briefly for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a serving plate, season with salt & pepper as necessary.
SERVING SUGGESTION FOR GLAZED CARROTS RECIPE
Serve Honey glazed carrots along with Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls for your Christmas dinner.
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Glazed Carrots recipe below
- 15 Baby carrots
- 1 litre Water
- 1 Tsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- Pinch of Garam Masala
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Cook Carrots in boiling hot water until tender , roughly say 2-3 minutes. Drain and set them aside.
- Heat a heavy skillet, drop in cumin seeds and toast it gently.Add butter and allow it to melt. At this stage, add the tender carrots and saute for a minute. Stir in Honey, Turmeric Powder,Garam masala and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes until the honey coats the carrots. Turn of the heat and drain them to a plate to serve. Season with Salt and Pepper as needed.