Carrot Raita With Nuts


Carrot Raita With Nuts

Raita is a curd or yoghurt based dish, prepared by adding different vegetables or sometimes fruits also. A large variety of raita is there as far as you think. These are served as a side dish with the main course

Raita has a cool effect on the body and stomach so generally taken in summers. In our country most of the states have a moderate climate for the whole year, so raita is relished widely. In fact, no meal is completed without curd or raita here
Though a large variety of raita is prepared and eaten. Here I am sharing carrot raita today
This raita is a little sweet as red carrot or Delhi carrot (as it is famous by this name) are quite sweet and juicy. Above all, a tadka of nuts like cashew and raisins make it a shahi or royal dish. Kids relish this raita very much. I add mint leaves for flavour and freshness and green chillies for a kick. One can avoid as kids do not like chillies
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Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – nil (no cooking required, only the tadka needs a few seconds)
Cuisine – Indian
Course – Side Dish/ Dips


● Curd or yoghurt (1 cup or 250 gms)

● Grated carrot – 1 big sized

● Cashew nuts and raisins for tadka – A few in no.
● Mint leaves – 4-5
● Salt and pudina-bhuna jeera masala – 1 tsp each
● Finely chopped green chilly (optional) – 1
● Oil – 1 Tsp
1-  Whisk or churn the curd well and add grated carrots, salt, pudina-bhuna jeera masala, chopped mint leaves and green chillies
2-  Mix all the ingredients nicely


1-  Heat oil and add nuts. When they get the golden hue,  pour them over raita. Combine them with the curd

2-  Yummy and refreshing carrot raita is ready to serve