Guest Post: Ourt-Braised Carrots

Remember Adele? She made something to serve on the side of the ginger chicken. Check it out:

I thought I was making mechshi cusa (stuffed zucchini), but when I went to get it from my freezer, I realized that I had only had dairy meschi, not meat.  I decided to braise baby carrots in the mechshi sauce I already made. They turned out so good!

ourt-braised carrots from the kosher foodies.

Ourt (Tamarind)-Braised Carrots


  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and trimmed, or baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons ourt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons of apricot butter
  • water
  • salt

(or use your favorite mechshi sauce recipe)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut carrots into 1-inch pieces
  3. Mix together the ourt, lemon juice and apricot butter.
  4. Put the carrots in a pan, pour the sauce over the carrots and add water to almost cover the carrots.
  5. Let cook for 30 minutes, until the carrots are tender, mixing a few times to get the carrots nice and coated.
  • prag

    Abricot butter, I don’t believe I’ve seen this before, is this like jam or totally different?

    • it’s like jam, just a little thicker. you can use jam/jelly if that’s what you have on hand.

  • So easy! Looks great

  • By apricot butter you mean lekvar? Been trying to find some, even Fairway doesn’t have it! Dish sounds delicious and simple. I might use apricot preserves.

    • use preserves. i’ve never heard of lekvar.

  • Alison@AliBabka

    Yum! Great use of carrots!

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    Sounds delicious! Would love to hear your dairy mechshi recipe!