Oven Roasted Roots with Tzatziki

{Midweek Deliciousness}

We loved them so much that I made two batches of them back -to-back…and clicked them in two different styles.

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Ingredients:

  • Small carrots cut half (length -wise) ( You can choose any root vegetable)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 3-5 small onions
  • 2-4 tbsp mustard oil (can use Olive oil too)
  • Sprigs of fresh sage (can use any fresh herb)
  • Crushed black pepper for seasoning

Directions

  • Heat oven to 200C/180C
  • In a baking tray – place the carrots, garlic, onions. Gently massage them with the oil and season them.
  • Throw in the sprigs of herb
  • Pop them in the oven for about 30-40 mins
  • When done, remove the dried sprigs of herb and serve hot.

I served these hot beauties with some cool Tzatziki. I tried my hand at quenelling the tzatziki…and it was not too bad, if I can say so myself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hung curd (Or use Greek yogurt)
  • 2 cloves of garlic –minced
  • 1 English cucumber (grated)
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • Salt & black pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Fresh mint
  • Optional – A little chive (fresh/dried)

Directions

  • Place the grated cucumber in a bowl and sprinkle a tsp of salt. Let it sit till the water drains out of the cucumber. Take out the cucumber and squeeze out all the water. Transfer it to a fresh /different bowl.
  • Whisk in all the other ingredients with the cucumber.
  • Drizzle some more olive oil and garnish with some fresh dill & mint and serve!
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