Carrots are rich in beta carotene which is a strong antioxidant that can prevent cancer.It is loaded with vitamin A which is good for eyesight and also promotes good vision. Carrot is a great blood purifier and including carrots in our diet regularly helps to improve the health of the skin.
It also contains high amount of other vitamins and minerals. Carrot raitha is a great way to include raw carrots in our diet and also can be prepared in a few minutes. It is an Indian salad with yogurt dressing. It can be had as such or served as an accompaniment for pulao, Vegetable biryani, bisibelabath or any mixed rice dishes.
Grated carrot/Finely chopped carrot - 2 cups
Plain yogurt/Curd - 1 1/2 cup
Roasted cumin powder -1/2 tsp
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Mustard -1 tsp
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
Oil -1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Wash, peel the skin and grade carrots.
Mix grated carrot, needed salt and curd in a bowl.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped chilli and saute for a second.Add to the the carrot + yogurt mix .
Sprinkle roasted jeera powder and mix everything well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
NoteUse fresh carrots.
Do not use sour curd.
Roasted jeera /cumin seed powder
Dry roast 2-3 tbsp of jeera seeds, powder it finely and store it. You can use it for all raithas/pachadi as it adds flavor and taste to the dish.