We really enjoyed this recipe because it was simple and quick to fix. Unfortunately, the recipe didn't specify whether to use raw, steamed or cooked carrots and the first time I tried it with raw carrots and it was "Ok" but not great. The 2nd time I steamed the carrots until "just" tender and they were really good. We serve them both as a side dish and for a snack. The toasted sesame really compliment the carrots.