Korean ‘Namul’ and Japan’s ‘Aemono’ are same type of dish, that is basically seasoned Vegetables. Sesame Oil is commonly used to season ‘Namul’. There are multiple methods to make Carrot ‘Namul’. Some people microwave Carrot, some people just add Salt and massage, but I have found stir-frying is the easiest and this method makes Carrot really sweet.
2 to 3 Carrots *about 250 to 300g
1 to 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Salt *alter the amount
2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/2 clove Garlic *optional, grated
- Cut Carrots into thin strips. Using a vegetable slicer, it can be done easily.
- Heat Sesame Oil in a frying pan, cook Carrot until soft. Season with Salt. Add Toasted Sesame Seeds and grated Garlic (If you add it), and mix to combine.
- *Note: Alternatively, you can add Salt to uncooked Carrot, massage, and set aside for a while. When softened, remove excess water if there is any, add Sesame Oil, Sesame Seeds and Garlic, and mix well to combine. Carrot won’t become sweet in this method.