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  Carrot swallow is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional starchy swallow dishes like eba, fufu, and pounded yam. Made from fresh carrots, this gluten-free and low-carb dish is perfect for those who are looking to eat healthier or who have dietary restrictions. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to prepare carrot swallow.
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  • 4-5 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • Tools:
  • Blender or food processor
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Pot

Step 1: Wash and Peel the Carrots

Start by washing and peeling the carrots. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer layer of the carrots. Make sure to remove any dirt or debris.

Step 2: Cut the Carrots into Small Pieces

Cut the carrots into small pieces. This will make it easier for the blender or food processor to puree them.

Step 3: Blend the Carrots

Place the carrot pieces into the blender or food processor. Add 1 cup of warm water and blend until smooth. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor a few times to make sure everything is well blended.
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Step 4: Cook the Carrot Puree

Transfer the carrot puree to a pot and place it on medium heat. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture thickens and forms a dough-like consistency.

Step 5: Knead the Carrot Dough

Remove the pot from the heat and transfer the carrot dough into a mixing bowl. Knead the dough with a spoon until it becomes smooth and pliable.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Your carrot swallow is now ready to be served. Use it as a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional starchy swallow dishes. You can serve it with any soup or stew of your choice.
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Tips and Variations

  • You can add a pinch of salt to the carrot puree before cooking to enhance the flavour.
  • You can also add other vegetables like pumpkin or sweet potatoes to the carrot puree for added nutrition and flavour.
  • If the carrot puree is too thick, you can add more warm water to thin it out.
  • To make the carrot swallow even more nutritious, you can add ground flaxseed or chia seeds to the dough before kneading.


Carrot swallow is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional starchy swallow dishes. It is easy to prepare and can be served with any soup or stew of your choice. By following the step-by-step guide and tips provided in this article, you can prepare carrot swallow in no time and enjoy a healthy and satisfying meal. Featured Image Source: Omoni Oboli – YouTube
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This article was first published on 17th March 2023


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

Comments (2)

2 thoughts on “How To Prepare Carrot Swallow”

  • Thank you very much for the interesting recipe. I will try it out ((-:

  • My family and I both love the taste of carrots, but raw carrots do not like the taste of ripe carrots. Ripe carrots have a slightly unpleasant sweet taste.

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