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 :).
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
- 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.
You may skip the seasoning part.