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Carrot raita recipe with step by step photos – one more simple raita recipe made with carrots.

carrot raita recipe

Sharing a family recipe of gajar ka raita made in our Punjabi household. Simple and easy to prepare raita with an interesting tempering of asafoetida or hing added at the end. This tempering with ghee perks up the flavor of carrot raita. however, its optional and you can skip it too.

It is good to have raitas, curd and fruit juices during summers as they are cooling as well as nutritious. Carrots are a good source of Vitamin A and thus very good for eyesight. You can make a variety of recipes with them like gajar ka halwa, Carrot ginger soup, Carrot chutney etc.

Like all raita recipes, This gajar raita also goes well with roti-sabzi or dal-rice combination. Without much ado, let’s proceed to the recipe.

How to make carrot raita

1. Rinse, peel and grate 2 small to medium carrots in a plate or bowl.

grated carrots for carrot raita recipe

2. In another bowl, take 1 cup fresh chilled curd/yogurt and whisk it till smooth.

curd for carrot raita recipe

3. Add the grated carrots (reserving a few for garnishing) and chopped green chilies. Green chilies are optional and you can skip them. You can also add ¼ to ½ tsp red chili powder instead of green chilies.

making gajar raita recipe

4. Mix everything well.

making gajar raita recipe

5. Then add ½ tsp roasted cumin powder, a pinch of garam masala & black salt as required. Add rock salt or regular salt if you do not have black salt. mix again very well.

spices for carrot raita recipe

Tempering for carrot raita

6. In a fireproof spoon or in a small pan, take ½ tsp ghee. We will be tempering the raita. This step is optional and you can skip it.

ghee for carrot raita recipe

7. Heat the ghee.

ghee for carrot raita recipe

8. Then add a pinch of asafoetida (hing). fry the asafoetida for a few seconds.

hing for gajar raita recipe

9. Then pour the tempering in the raita.

tempering for carrot raita recipe

10. Mix well.

mix carrot raita, mix gajar raita

11. Garnish with the reserved grated carrots & Serve gajar ka raita immediately or chill it and then serve later with dal fry + rice combo or roti-sabzi combo. You can also garnish the raita with some coriander leaves before serving.

carrot raita
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carrot raita recipe

carrot raita

5 from 1 vote
Easy raita made with grated carrots.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course: Side Dish

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

main ingredients

  • 2 small to medium carrots - peeled and grated
  • 1 green chili - finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh curd (yogurt)
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 pinch garam masala powder
  • black salt as required
  • coriander leaves for garnish (cilantro leaves) - optional

for tempering the raita (optional)

  • ½ teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)

Instructions

  • Rinse, peel and grate 2 small to medium carrots in a plate or bowl.

making carrot raita

  • In another bowl, take 1 cup fresh chilled curd/yogurt and whisk it till smooth.
  • Add the grated carrots (reserve a few for garnish) and chopped green chilies. Green chilies are optional and you can skip it. You can also add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red chili powder instead of green chilies.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Then add 1/2 tsp cumin powder, a pinch of garam masala powder & black salt as required. Add rock salt or regular salt if you do not have black salt. Mix again very well.

tempering for carrot raita

  • In a fire proof spoon or in a small pan, take 1/2 tsp ghee. We will be tempering the raita. This step is optional and you can skip it.
  • Heat the ghee. Then add a pinch of asafoetida. Fry the asafoetida for a few seconds.
  • Then pour the tempering in the raita. Mix well.
  • Serve the raita immediately or chill it and then serve later. You can also garnish with some coriander leaves before serving.

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6 Comments

  1. One of my favorite raitas. The recipe looks easy to follow, and the pictures are helpful. I’m excited to try this at home!