Saturday, May 30, 2015

Carrot Raita - Gajar ka Raita - Easy Side dish for Biryani or Pulao

               Are you looking for easy, quick yet lip smacking raita that goes well with spicy biryani or pulao....... Here it is a super quick Carrot Raita  can be made under 10 minutes. With only minimal ingredients you can surprise your family. For the perfect flavor, let the raita sit 10 minutes to mingal all the flavors. Serve with hot spicy biryani. My family enjoyed this raita with hot "Layered Biryani" :)  

Prep Time: 5 Min
Cooking time: 5 Min
Serves : 2 


Carrots - 3/4 cup

Curd - 1 cup

Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp 

Chat masala - 1/4 tsp 

Roasted cumin powder -  1/4 tsp 

Sugar - 1/2 tsp

Salt - As required


To Temper:

Ghee - 1 tsp

Aseifetida -  A pinch

Mustard seeds ( optional) - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - 5/6 


How to make:

  • Rinse, peel and grate carrots using grater and set aside. In mixing bowl beat curs with salt & sugar till it creamy and silky.

  • Add red chili powder, chat masala and cumin powder stir well. Add grated carrots and mix, set aside.


  • Heat a small pan with ghee, add ingredients under to "temper". Pour this over curd and give it a good mix.


  • Let the raita sit for 1o minutes before serving. Serve this raita with hot pulao/Biryani.



  • Adding hing gives a different flavor.

  • Also you can add finely chopped green chilies.


  1. yummy raita with a crunch of carrot

  2. refreshing raita!! lovely clicks!!

  3. simply superb, healthy and easy carrots raita...good combination with all the main dishes..

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