Carrot Raita

I always try to include a raita or a salad in our everyday meals. I am one big salad lover. I can eat and eat and eat salads anytime of the day or even as lunch. I generally used to do this when I was working. For me the red color of carrots and the green of lettuce makes this a treat for the eyes.

Carrot is extremely good for eyes so it is a healthy dish as well.

Enjoy this quick to make raita and enjoy your lunch :).

Ingredients –

Carrot (grated) – 1 ½ cup
Tomato (finely chopped) – ¼ cup
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
Sugar – ½ teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Lettuce (coarsely chopped) – 2 to 3 leaves
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
Asafoetida – ¼ teaspoon
Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon

Procedure –

  • In a bowl mix grated carrot, chopped tomatoes, lemon juice, sugar and lettuce leaves.
  • Toss gently.
  • Seasoning - In a pan heat the oil and add the cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Now add the asafoetida. Turn of the gas and add the red chili powder.
  • Pour this over the salad mixtures. Toss gently. Add some salt just before serving.

Tip –

You may skip the seasoning part.

7 thoughts on “Carrot Raita

  1. You gave a new twist to the regular boring raita…now I might eat it:) Love the addition of chili powder…lettuce, looks so bright and very appealing, indeed:)

  2. Hi Deepa,thanks a lot for dropping by and for leaving a lovely comment…and thats a very healthy salad,loved the ingredients used in it…healthy yet a very delicious one and i love the colour of it and the crunchiness of the lettuce…

  3. Thanks Malar, PJ, Namitha, Anshika, Sushma and SE for the replies. My first post on the new domain. Feels so nice with so many replies.

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