Saturday, March 12, 2011

Carrot Raitha-Carrot Pachadi

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.

Carrot raitha-Carrot pachadi
Carrot Raitha-Carrot Pachadi

Ingredients needed

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.


Use 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.

Carrot recipes from Padhuskitchen

Carrot Rice

Carrot & Sprouts salad

Carrot Kheer-Carrot Payasam

Carrot Halwa-Gajar ka halwa

Carrot Beans stir fry

This recipe is on its way to Treat to Eyes event by Rumana Rawat . Meet you all again with another interesting recipe till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


  1. looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

  2. Very healthy raita.....But i though 'pachadi' meant pickle...

  3. Healthy and tasty.. Very beautiful presentation :-)

  4. Looks delicious!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Lokks colourful and nice presentation. we usually have this with biriyani

  6. Healthy salad, I too made carrot and cucumber pachadi today for lunch. Loved the color and the presentation.

  7. very healthy raitha.Adding cumin powder is new to me.

  8. Would love it with hot parathas specially aloo...

  9. So colorful and nice presentation...

  10. Healthy n Delicious Raitha!!!!!

  11. Healthy Salad,that too with carrot.I love this recipe.I will try....

  12. padhu.....i love the pachadi no doubt abt it but i admire thw way u have tried to decorate it....great job

  13. Delicious carrot raita, love it.

  14. Wow Padhu...looks delicious.

  15. Beautiful presentation, lovely healthy raitha..

  16. Thats one lovely and delicious raitha.

  17. looks tempting and lovely presentation..

  18. Thanks alot dear for your entry.. this looks awesome:)

  19. Looks so gud the deco

  20. Sounds delicious! Looks super good & beautiful presentation.

  21. Looks yumm and i love it Padhu...Awesome


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