Carrot Raita recipe- How to make carrot raita

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                  Carrot Raita is a yogurt based condiment made with carrots, thick curd/yogurt, chopped onion, green chillies, cumin powder, tempering items and salt. This is a simple, more colorful and creamy dish which tastes really great with spicy pulao like beetroot pulao, tomato rice etc. This bright colored, cool dish also compliments paratha or chapathi.

     Ingredients

             2 Cups of  Thick Yogurt / Curd
             2 Medium Size Carrots
             1/2 Cup of  Red Onion, Finely Chopped
             1 Green Chilly, Finely Chopped
             1/4 Tsp of Roasted Cumin Powder
             Salt to taste
  
     To Temper 

              2 Tsp of Oil
              1 Tsp of Mustard
              1 Tsp of Urad Dal
              Few Curry Leaves
            
     To Garnish
               
              Few Cilantro Leaves


     Method

  • Wash and grate the carrots and keep it aside.
  • Take a bowl with yogurt and beat the yogurt to get a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Add grated carrots, chopped onion, chopped green chilly, roasted cumin powder and salt to the yogurt. Mix well.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustard, urad dal and curry leaves, after they splutter, add this tempering items to a bowl containing yogurt.
  • Finally check the salt and garnish it with cilantro leaves.



    Tips  

  • Serve this raita for beetroot pulao or tomato rice or any spicy pulao or paratha.
  • You can add more green chilly, if you want more spicy side.
  • You can also add pepper, if you want.         

  
    Health Benefits of Carrot

  • Good for the eyes.
  • Prevents cancer.
  • Vitamin A and antioxidant in carrot protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Prevents heart disease and stroke.
  • It has anti-aging property.

         

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