Carrot Raita or Gajar ka Raita is an Indian side dish made using fresh yogurt, grated carrots and few spices. It can be paired with any Indian meal. Here is how to make it.
Raitas are an everyday affair at home, especially in Summers as they cool down your body and also protect you from the soaring temperature outside.
But making just one type of Raita can be boring, that’s why I keep experimenting with them.
It is also a great way to feed your family the most unlikable vegetable, I usually do this when my kid makes faces looking at any vegetable.
Today, I am sharing a Raita recipe that is filled with the goodness of carrots and is extremely nutritious.
Carrots add a great crunch to the soft and smooth texture of Raita, making it tastier.
Learn how to make this easy and quick Carrot Raita Recipe, which will make any meal interesting.
What is Carrot Raita?
Also called Gajar Ka Raita in Hindi, this is a side dish made of curd/yogurt that can be served with your everyday meals.
To make this recipe, curd or yogurt is mixed along with grated carrots, green chilli, chaat masala, sugar, black salt, coriander leaves, and roasted cumin powder.
Once the Raita is mixed properly, it is tempered with vegetable oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, and dry red chillies.
You can also avoid the tempering, but it adds an amazing taste and flavor to the Raita.
Try it and you will give tadka to your raita every day!
It can be served along with your everyday meals which include Sabzi, Chapati, Dal, Rice, etc.
It tastes great with Biryani, Pulavs, and Khichdi too, and instantly lift up the flavor when mixed with these dishes.
You can also have it on its own, as it makes for a great snack, that you can eat in between your meals or whenever you feel hungry.
It is a great gluten-free option that you can include in your everyday meals.
You can also try other variations such as Corn and Carrot Raita, with Beetroot, Carrot Peanut Raita, Carrot Orange Walnut Raita, Carrot, and Dill Leaves Raita, Carrot Ginger Raita, Cucumber, and Carrot Raita and many more that you can experiment to make this Raita even more healthy.
Step by Step Recipe
Whisk yogurt until smooth.
Add green chilli, black salt, sugar, chaat masala and roasted cumin powder and mix well.
Add grated carrot and mix well. Adjust salt.
Heat vegetable oil in a small pan.
Add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and dry red chillies and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well.
Carrot Raita Recipe
- 2 cups Fresh Yogurt
- 1 tsp Green Chilli (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tsp Black Salt
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
- 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1 cup Carrot (Grated)
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 tsp Urad Dal
- 10-12 Curry Leaves
- 1 Dry Red Chilli (Broken)
- Whisk yogurt until smooth.
- Add green chilli, black salt, sugar, chaat masala and roasted cumin powder and mix well.
- Add grated carrot and mix well.
- Adjust salt.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and serve chilled.
- Heat vegetable oil in a small pan.
- Add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and dry red chillies and let them crackle for a few seconds.
- Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well.