May 282015
Carrot Raita Recipe

Simple Carrot Raita

Carrot Raita Recipe Punjabi style with a sprinkling of roasted cumin powder refreshingly complements any spicy Indian dish. 

Gajar ka raita is a simple and healthy yogurt based condiment combining freshly grated carrot, thick yoghurt, roasted cumin powder, ground pepper, black salt and green chillies for some extra spice.

Iron-rich and heart-friendly cumin seeds are very good for digestion and help treat anemia, insomnia and piles. Roasted cumin seeds have a wonderful flavour and aroma.

Low-calorie nutrient-rich carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A and beta-carotene. Carrots render numerous health benefits including anti-aging, cancer prevention and improving vision.

The easy carrot recipe has a nice earthy flavour with the spices adding an extra kick. A plateful of crackers are the perfect thing for this carrot dip. They taste crazy good with this carrot side dish recipe.

Carrot Raita Recipe Step By Step:

Easy carrot yogurt dip requires no cooking at all and is an excellent side dish that pairs well with any flavoured rice or Indian flatbread. Simple Gajar Raita made with fresh thick curds, grated carrots and subtle spices, has amazing heat-balancing and flavour-enhancing properties.

How to make Grated Carrot Raita:

To make healthy and nutritious Carrot ka raita, firstly wash, peel and grate the carrot.  Finely chop coriander leaves and chillies.

Gajar Raita Recipe Ingredients

Gajar Raita Ingredients

Take fresh thick yogurt in a bowl and lightly whisk the curd.

Whisk yogurt for Carrot ka raita recipe

Dahi for carrot dip

Add black salt, roasted cumin powder and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well.

Add seasoning for Gajar ka Raita Indian recipe

Dahi seasoning

 Add grated carrots, finely chopped coriander leaves and green chillies. Combine the carrot and yogurt well. Chill the raw carrot dip.

Mix in carrots, coriander and chilli with curd for raita recipe with carrot

Grated carrot dahi mix

Serve chilled Grated Carrot Raita with Mixed Vegetable Pilaf or Pudina Paratha.

Carrot Yogurt Dip recipe

Healthy carrot dip recipe

If you are looking for more carrot recipes Indian style, do try out carrot thoran, and carrot halwa.

Carrot Yogurt Dip Recipe details:

Carrot Raita Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Carrot Raita Recipe with cumin is very cooling and healthy yogurt dip and when had during summers, it’s very appetizing and refreshing. Vegetable Raita with yogurt and carrot is subtly flavoured and helps balance the spiciness of hot masala dishes. This raita recipe with carrots and curd is so delicous that you just can't stop having it. Serve yogurt carrot dip with any Indian food to cut down the heat.
Course: Dip
Cuisine: Punjabi
Servings: 2
Calories: 20 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Curd – 100 gms
  • Carrot – 1 small
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 tsp chopped
  • Green chilli – 1 small finely chopped
  • Black salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper – 1/8 tsp
  1. For this simple carrot recipe, grate carrot; finely chop green chilli and coriander leaves.
  2. Take yogurt in a small mixing bowl; beat well till smooth and creamy.
  3. Sprinkle black salt, roasted cumin powder and black pepper. Mix well.
  4. Add the grated carrot, chillies and coriander leaves.
  5. Stir the carrot yogurt dip well.
  6. Serve chilled Grated Carrot Dip with Yogurt as a side dish with Biryani, Vindaloo or Stuffed Paratha.
Recipe Notes

* You can season the carrot raita with a tempering of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and broken dry red chilli.


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