‘Goma-ae’ is a very popular Japanese dish and it is made with a sweet sauce made with ground ‘Goma’ (Sesame Seeds). There are some variations. When ‘Kurumi’ (Walnuts) are used instead of Sesame Seeds, the dish is called ‘Kurumi-ae’. When Peanuts are used, the dish is called ‘Peanuts-ae’. These sauces are really yummy and they go so well with many vegetables.


4 Servings


2 large Carrot *about 350g, cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon Oil
1 pinch Salt

‘Peanuts-ae’ Sauce
1/4 heaped-cup Roasted Unsalted Peanuts *ground OR finely chopped
1 tablespoon Peanut Butter *optional
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce

  1. Grind Roasted Unsalted Peanuts OR finely chop them up. Add Peanut Butter, Sugar and Soy Sauce, and mix well to make sauce.
  2. Heat Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, cook Carrots for a few minutes. Add 1 pinch Salt, stir, and remove from the heat while they are still crunchy.
  3. *Note: You can blanch Carrot in slightly salted water instead of stir-frying.
  4. Combine Carrot and ‘Peanuts-ae’ Sauce.